[Enclosure in No. 981.]
THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, TO THE COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, BOSTON.
Treasury Department, Washington,
Nov. 7, 1874.
Your communication of Oct. 31st is received transmitting application of J. B. Brigham & Co., asking refund of certain duties collected by you on importation of Salmon from Labrador per Alhambed July 15, 1874.
As this case has been the subject of due protest and appeal protecting the interest of the Importer, the Department at present reserves its decision on the point whether such refund is authorized by law, the conditions under which the Treaty actually took effect as respects to the different provinces and parts of the British dominions in America rendering such decision difficult.
(sd)CHARLES P. COURANT
W. A. Simmons,
Collector of Customs, Boston.