The Acting Secretary of State to the Canadian Minister (Massey)

Sir: I have the honor to notify you officially that the convention for the preservation and extension of the sockeye salmon fisheries of the Fraser river system, which you signed with the Secretary of State on March 27, 1929, and which was transmitted by the President to the Senate with a view to receiving the advice and consent of that body to its ratification, has been withdrawn from the Senate for further consideration by the executive authorities of this Government. The matter is now receiving that consideration and this Government probably will shortly bring to the attention of the Canadian Government certain modifications in the provisions of the convention assigned and propose a new convention embracing these modifications to be signed in substitution for the convention signed on March 27, 1929.

The American Chargé d’Affaires ad interim at Ottawa has been instructed to inform His Majesty’s Government in Canada in the foregoing sense.

Accept [etc.]

J. P. Cotton