Ambassador Reid to the Secretary of State.
London, October 1, 1906.
Sir: With reference to your instruction No. 250, of the 7th of August in regard to the seizure of a seine and some dories belonging to the American fishing schooner Edna Wallace Hopper, I have the honor to confirm my cable of the 29th ultimo, a copy of which is herewith inclosed.
I also inclose herewith a copy of a note from the foreign office, dated the 28th ultimo, on which my cable of the 29th, mentioned above, was based, stating that the governor of Newfoundland has reported that the confiscated property was sold some months ago, and His Majesty’s Government regret, therefore, that the gear can not now be restored to the owner of the American vessel. The proceeds of the sale, however, will be handed over to the master of the vessel, and he will not be subject to further proceedings.
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