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United States Department of State / The executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fiftieth Congress. 1887-'88

Correspondence with the legation of Guatemala at Washington,   pp. 555-557 PDF (1.1 MB)

Page 555

                           GUATEMALA.'                        555
  I am to add that in order to facilitate the progress of business it seems
to Lord Salisbury advisable that an authorized and correct statement
respecting the system of levying duties, whether of customs or of excise
on sugar, or on the raw material from which it is made, and ofthe draw-
backs on export allowed, in the several countries represented, should
be placed before the conference when it meets; and I am accordingly
instructed to suggest that, in the event of your being in a position to
give a formal acceptance to the invitation, a statement of duties and
drawbacks, as above indicated, should be prepared and communicated
as early as possible, in order that a proof may be submitted for correc-
tion to the delegates of the United States Government upon their ar-
rival in London, and the document itself be distributed at the confer.
      I have) etc,,
                                         L. S. SACKVILLE WEST.
                             No. 354.
              Mr. Bayard to Sir L. S. Sackville West.
                                DEPARTMlENT OF STATE,
                                    Washington, November 12, 1887.
  Sli: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of
the 8th instant respecting the conference on the sugar question.
  You state that the conferefice will meet, on the 24th instant, and in-
form me that your Government will be pleased to have delegates in be.
half of the United States join the conference during its session.
  f have the honor to say in reply that as no delegates can be sent with-
out the authority of Congress, and as Congress does not meet until
December 5, it is not probable that, even if legislative action were con-
templated, any representative of the United States could be effectively
present during the sittings of the conference which commence eleven
days before the meeting of Congress,
      I have, etc.,
                                                  T. F. BAYARD.
                       AT WASHINGTON.
                              No. 355.
                    Mr. Jainfiesta to Mr. Bayard.
                New York, October 22, 1887. (Received October 24.)
   Sim: I have the honor to inform the United States Government,
through your excellency, that the constituent assembly convoked by the
President of the Republic when he assuimed the dictatorship on the
26th of June last, was formally organized in the city of Guatemala on
the 1st instant, and that one of the first acts of that honorable body
was to approve, by acclamation, the attitude assumed and the decrees
issued by the Executive, in his capacity as dictat.or, from the aforesaid
26th of June uP) to the time of the organization of the Akssembly, inas-

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