Mr. Adee to Mr. Bayard.

No. 845.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatch, No. 505, of the 31st ultimo, relative to the ill treatment of cattle-tenders arriving in Great Britain from the United States, has been received.

In transmitting a copy of your dispatch to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information and consideration, the Department has expressed its approval of your suggestion as to the propriety of action by the United States authorities in the premises.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.