Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward.

No. 436.]

Sir: A report to the King from the minister of the interior, under date of the 3d instant, appears in the Moniteur of this day, proposing, in view of the cessation of the cattle plague in the states of the Zollverein, and its amelioration in Holland, the removal of certain restrictions upon various importations from those countries.

A royal decree follows under date of 4th instant, removing the interdiction of the entry and transit of horned cattle, hides, &c, from the states of the Zollverein, and of swine and pork, and dried hides from Holland.

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I have the honor to be, with great respect, your most obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.