to Mr. Schlözer.
Washington, December 17, 1878.
Sir: With reference to your note of the 2d instant, in which you request to be advised, for communication to your government, whether the duty paid upon goods imported into the United States is, under the laws thereof, afterwards refunded, if the articles are returned to the original foreign shipper, I have now the honor to inclose herewith, for your information, a copy of a letter which has been received from the Secretary of the Treasury upon the subject, dated the 12th instant.
Be pleased to accept a renewed assurance of my high consideration.
- WM. M. EVARTS.
- Mr. Kurd von Schlözer.