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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
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Great Britain,   pp. 685-828 PDF (61.2 MB)


Page 687


                           GREAT BRITAIN.                          687
  You are accordingly requeited to designate Mr. White, the first sec-
retary of your legation, for this service, and to inform the foreign office
that he will attend the conference in question as the representative of
this Government under the conditions above indicated.
       I am, etc.,                                    T. F. BAYABD.
                                No. 501.
                       Mr. Phelps to Mr. Bayard.
No. 643.1                  LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                London, D)cermber 17, 1887. (Received December 28.)
   SIR: Referring to your instruction numbered 727 of the 17th No-
 vember, I have the honor to inclose herewith the copy of the note which
 I received on the 10th instant from the foreign office stating that the
 secretary of this legation had been authorized by you to attend the
 International Conference now sitting in London on the sugar bounties
 question.
   In accordance with the instructions contained in a telegram received
 from you, rece ved 10th instant, Mr. White, the secretary of this lega-
 tion, has attended the three sittings of the conference which have been
 held this week. He has, however, taken no part in its discussions, and
 I inclose herewith the copy of the note which I addressed to the Mar-
 quis of Salisbury, defining the conditions upon which Mr. White had
 been authorized to attend in behalf of the United States, and a copy of
 his reply.
   The conference will adjourn on the 19th instant for two or three
 months in order to enable the delegates of the various countries offi-
 cially represented to submit to their Governments the conclusions at
 which they have arrived.
   Mr. White will send you his report of the proceedings and conclu-
 sions of the conference as soon as possible after its adjournment.
        I have, etc.,                                   E. J. PHCELPS.
                             [Inclosure I in No. 643.1
                      Sir James Fergusson to Mr. Phelps.
                                         FOREIGN OFFICE., December 9, 1887.
   SIR: Her Majesty's minister at Washington has informed me that the United
States
 Government have been good enough to accede to the request of Her Majesty's
Gov-
 ernment, that the United States should take part in the sugar conference
now sitting
 in London, and Sir Lionel West has been given to understand that the first
secretary
 of your legation will attend the conference informally.
   I beg leave to state that the next meeting will take place at this office
on Monday
   at 2 p. m. and to say that if you will make known to me the name of the
gentleman
   who has been designated to attend, he will receive a formal invitation
from Baron
   Henry de Worms, the president of the conference, and will be supplied,
for his con-
   fidential information, with the minutes of the previous sittings.
       I have, etc.,
                                                   JAMES FERGUSSON.
                                             (For the Marquis of Salisbury.)
                             [Inclosure 2 in No. 643.]
                     Mr. Phelps to the Marquis of Salisbury.
                                      LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                                                 London, December 12, 1887.
    Mv LORD : With referenec to y our note of 9th instant, I have the honor
to acquaint
  your lordship) that. Mr. HeInry White, the first secretary of this legation,.
has been an-
  thorized by my Government to attend the sugar conference now sitting here,
in a


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