Minister Wilson to the Secretary of State.

No. 321.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith three copies in the French text of the colonial law as reported by the committee of seventeen to Parliament.

These copies reached me at the moment of closing this pouch, and I thought it better to forward them without the delay which would result from a translation being made here.

It must be borne in mind that this is a simple committee report and it may be largely modified in the discussion in Parliament, which begins on the 7th of this month.

A translation of the colonial law when adopted by Parliament will be forwarded to the department.1

I have, etc.,

Henry Lane Wilson.
  1. Not printed.