Mr. Gresham to Sir Julian Pauncefote .
Washington , February 20, 1895 .
Excellency: Referring to your note of the 30th ultimo, relative to the question as to whether boom sticks and chains imported into the United States from Canada are subject to duty, and to the Department’s reply thereto of the 16th instant, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a letter to the Secretary of the Treasury from the [Page 699] Hon. T. A. E. Weadock, a Member of Congress from the State of Michigan, in regard to the assessment of duty by the Canadian Government on boom sticks and chains imported into Canada for use in towing logs and timber to the United States.
I have the honor to request that this matter may be brought to the attention of the Government of Canada, with a view to the establishment of a reciprocal arrangement in regard to the subject in question between the two countries.
I have, etc.,