File No. 763.72112/590
The British Ambassador ( Spring Rice ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 8.]
My Dear Mr. Secretary: I did not fail to telegraph to Sir E. Grey in the sense of your letter of the 5th relative to rosin. As you are aware, cargoes of rosin shipped prior to the declaration that rosin was contraband (with a reasonable delay), although they may be seized, can not be confiscated but must be paid for, if seized, in full.
I am [etc.]