Chargé Carter to the Secretary of State.
London, December 29, 1905.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a translation of my cablegram of the 28th instant and also a copy of a memorandum handed me by Sir Edward Grey in reply to my note of the 18th instant, all in connection with the Newfoundland fisheries question.
From the memorandum in question it will be seen that Mr. O’Reilly, the inspector of the Newfoundland customs, who had spent ten days among the fishing smacks at Bay of Islands, reported that though fishing nets and tackle had been lost through stress of weather no willful destruction of any kind had taken place, and that on the contrary the fishermen were all quiet and on friendly terms and in fact no antagonistic feeling whatever existed between the Newfoundlanders and the American fishermen.
I have, etc.,