No. 40.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Woxen.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 10th ultimo again inviting the attention of the Department to the conflict which, in the opinion of the Royal Government, exists between the eighth article of the treaty of 1827, between the United States and Sweden and Norway, and certain provisions of the shipping act of June 26, 1884, etc., and to say in reply that the matter to which your note relates will soon be made the subject of a communication by the President to Congress.

Accept, sir, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.