to Mr. Fish.
Athens , April 3, 1874. (Received April 30.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have been requested by many highly respectable and influential citizens to pray the Government not to increase the duty upon dried currants. * * * A number of Greek and American merchants have lately learned that a proposition is before the House of Representatives to double this importation tax.
Commending the subject anew to the favorable notice of the Department, and referring to previous elaborate communications upon this subject,
I have, &c.,