Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Gresham.
Washington, January 30, 1895.
Sir: The Government of the Dominion are anxious to obtain authoritative information in regard to the customs duties levied by the United States authorities upon booms of rough timber, used for the purpose of confining logs while being towed into United States harbors. I have the honor to forward herewith copy of an approved minute of the privy [Page 698] council relative to the matter in question, which explains the nature of the information desired, and I should be much obliged if you could cause me to be supplied with the particulars required.
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