The Secretary of State ad interim to the Ambassador in Great Britain ( Page )

[Telegram]

1721. Your 2236, June 5. Foreign Office note of June 5 does not fully answer the Department’s inquiry in No. 1592, May 20. Department at loss to understand object of British Government in regulating courses of foreign vessels on high seas as, for example, appears to be the case in paragraphs 10, 11 and 12 of the general instructions of May 15, enclosed in the Consul General’s despatch of May 19. Please press for further explanation from Foreign Office.

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