Ambassador Reid to the Secretary of State.
London, February 15, 1906.
Sir: With reference to your instruction to Mr. Garter, No. 118, of the 3d ultimo, drawing attention to the terms of the British memorandum inclosed in Mr. Carter’s No. 107 of the 16th of December last, relative to the reported construction by American fishermen of platforms for freezing herring on the shore of the Bay of Islands, on the west coast of Newfoundland, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a note from the foreign office, dated the 13th instant, covering a copy of an amended memorandum, from which it will be observed that Sir Edward Grey accepts the alteration suggested in Mr. Carter’s note of the 16th of January, a copy of which is herewith inclosed, and expresses his regret that there should have been any room for misapprehension from the quotation, for the sake of brevity, of only a portion of Article I of the treaty of 1818.
The amended memorandum, it will be seen, quotes the whole context of the article of the treaty, so far as applicable to the case in question.
I have, etc.,