THE FOREIGN OFFICE TO THE COLONIAL OFFICE.
December 15th 1874.
I am directed by the Earl of Derby to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 5th instant relative to the question of the Import Duty levied by the United States Custom Authorities at Boston on shipment of Salmon from the Coast of Labrador.
I am now to state to you for the information of the Earl of Carnarvon that a copy of your letter of the 26th ultimo, upon this subject has already been sent to Her Majesty's Minister at Washington to whom a copy of your present letter will likewise be sent, and he will at the same time be instructed to explain the matter further to the United States Government if requisite and to obtain from them a recognition of the right of free entry of Labrador fish under the provisions of the Treaty of Washington.
I am, &c.,
The Under Secretary of State