§ MR. JACKSON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether any decision has been arrived at with respect to the Memorial, dated November 1880, and signed by 100 collectors of Customs, drawing attention to the anomalous position in which they are placed with respect to the improved scale of salary granted to their subordinates, the examining officers and clerks; which Memorial the late Secretary to the Treasury stated, in answer to a question on the 26th July last, was then under the attentive consideration of the Treasury?
§ MR. COURTNEY
The great changes which have been in progress during the past year in the Customs Department have precluded for the present the consideration of the case submitted by the collectors. The matter cannot in any case be urgent, as the position of the collectors was considerably improved so recently as 1873. But the Treasury and the Board of Customs are in correspondence on the matter.