Mr. Phelps to Mr. Bayard.
London, November 19, 1887. (Received November 29.)
Sir: Referring to your circular instruction of July 9 with reference to the amendment of the laws relating to shipping, I have the honor to acquaint you that I lost no time in forwarding a copy of the same to Her Majesty’s Government and in inviting their cooperation in the matter. The Marquis of Salisbury’s reply to my communication has just reached me, and I inclose herewith a copy of the same.
I have, etc.,