to Mr. Evarts.
The Hague , April 21, 1879. (Received May 5.)
Sir: In my No. 107, of date March 27th ultimo, in regard to the system of railway taxation in Holland, I said that if I received other facts I would add them. In order to have the most authentic information, I had, on the 7th March last, addressed a note to the minister for foreign affairs, in which I set forth the interrogatories in your No. 94, and asked him to refer them to the proper official, that I might transmit the answer given to my government.
Not receiving a reply before the 27th March, I answered without, giving such information as I had obtained from other quarters. Having now received the reply of the minister, with a memorandum from the minister of finance, I herewith inclose both, with translations.[Page 848]
The statement of the minister contains nothing additional to what I sent unless, it be on the recital of certain exemptions in favor of this government on the part of the railway companies.
I have, &c.,