No. 445.
Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Evarts.

No. 42.]

Sir: Referring to Mr. Stoughton’s dispatch No. 19, in reference to discriminating duties imposed upon United States commerce in Russia, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a note this day received from Mr. de Giers upon this subject, with a translation of the same.

I have, &c.,

[Inclosure in No. 42.—Translation.]

Mr. de Giers to Mr. Hoffman.

Sir: By his note of the 18–28th March last Mr. Stoughton renewed his reclamation regarding the differences which exist in the Russian tariff as regards the import duties on merchandise according to its importation by land or by sea, insisting on the injury which resulted therefrom to the commerce of the subjects of the United States, and on the violation which might he found therein of the spirit and letter of the treaty of 1832.

The imperial ministry has devoted to the contents of this new note an attentive consideration, hut to their great regret do not find good reasons for sharing, in this affair, the views of the Government of the United States of America.

Accept, sir, &c.