File No. 211.42H78/7
The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Secretary of State
My Dear Mr. Secretary: In an official note dated to-day I am making application to the United States Government on behalf of the Government of Canada for the extradition of Vernil Horne who is accused of having attempted to destroy the Vanceboro Bridge in the Province of New Brunswick. The danger which such acts may entail for innocent travellers appears to me to point strongly to the advisability of taking special precautions and I would suggest for your consideration that guards should be placed on the American side of all international bridges between Canada and the United States with a view to preventing any similar outrages.
I am [etc.]