Ambassador Reid to
the Secretary of State.
London, October 31,
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 66 of the
24th instant [not printed], I have the honor to inclose herewith the
copy of a note which I have received from Lord Lansdowne relating to the
Newfoundland fisheries question.
I have, etc.,
The Marquess of
Lansdowne to Ambassador Reid.
London, October 25,
Your Excellency: I have the honor to
acknowledge your excellency’s note of the 23d instant relative to
American fishing rights off the coast of Newfoundland, and I have to
thank you for this statement, which usefully supplements the
information your excellency gave me on the 21st instant.
After my conversation with you on that date I at once placed myself
in communication with His Majesty’s secretary of state for the
colonies, to whom your excellency’s note of the 23d has also now
been referred, and you may rely on his Majesty’s Government to
second your efforts to clear up any misunderstanding which may have
I have, etc