Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, June 6, 1882. (Received June 26.)
Sir: A note verbal came to the legation under date of 3d June containing a sweeping interdiction against salted meats from America, including lards. There is not much direct importation of the prohibited articles; wherefore, besides that reflection, there is consolation in the facts that nearly, if not quite, nine-tenths of the salted meats consumed in Turkey will continue to be the American product under some foreign brand, and that whether first marketed in France, England, or Germany, the original dealer is not likely to be deprived of his profits by proclamations such as is here inclosed and translated.
Construing the circular as one more to the several blows recently aimed at American products in this region, it seemed best to notice it with an immediate protest, a copy of which is also inclosed.
Very respectfully, &c.,