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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
(1888-1889)

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824                       FOREIGN RELATIONS.
                                 No. 592.
                Sir L. S. Sackville West to Mr. Bayard.
                    BEVERLY, August 9, 1888. (Received August 16.)
   SiR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of
 the 4th instant, and to inform you that 1 have brought to the notice of
 the Dominion Government the alleged discrimination which exists
 against importations of merchandise the product of countries east of
 the Cape of Good Hope coming into Canada by way of the United
 States.
        I have, etc.,
                                              L. S. SACKVILLE WEST.
                                  No. 593.
                Sir L. S. Sackvilie West to Mr. Bayard.
           BEVERLY, MASS., Auqust 13, 1888. (Received August 15.)
   DEAR MR. BAYARD: With reference to your private communication
 on the question of rendering aid to vessels wrecked in the waters lying
 between the United States and Canada, I inclose extract from a com-
 mittee of the privy council thereupon.
       Yours, etc.,
                                             L. S. SACKVILLE WEST.
                                 (Inclosure.]
         Extract from a report of a committee of the privy council of Canada.
  The minister of customs reports that no refusal has ever been made on the
part of
  the government of Canada to applications made by United States vessels
for per-
  mission to assist in the saving of lives of United States citizens when
in danger in
  Canadian waters.
  The minister also observes that authority has always been readily granted,
on ap-
plication to the minister of customs, when United States vessels and cargoes
have been
in imminent peril in Canadian waters, to use the services of United States
tugs when
no Canadian tugs were immediately available to render services. The Dominion
government is now ready, and has been at all previous times, to enter into
reciprocal
arrangements with the Government of the United States for the coasting trade
in the
respective waters of the United States and Canada, which would also include
the
wrecking privileges and towing business of each of these countries.
  The minister observes further that the recent action of the house of commons
of
Canada in rejecting a bill brought before it during the present session with
a view of
establishing reciprocity in the wrecking and towing between Canada and the
United
States supports the position hitherto maintained by the government in declining
to
entertain the proposition for a measure of reciprocity in coasting and wrecking,
but
partial in its character.
                                                           Joinr McGERn.
  JUNIE 1, 1888.
                                 No. 594.
                Sir L. S. Sackville West to Mr. Bayard.
          BEVERLY, MASS., August 13, 1888. (Received August 16.)
  SIR: I have the honor to communicate to you herewith copy of an
approved minute of the privy council of Canada relative to the tolls


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