No. 135.
Mr. Brulatour to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 371.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 294, of the 22d of June, in relation to the commission of experts which the President will probably appoint during the present year to investigate on the spot the operations of hog-raising, slaughtering, and packing, I have the honor to state that I acquainted Mr. Challemel Lacour with the intention of the President, and took occasion to say that should the French Government desire to appoint a French examiner to act in co-operation with this commission, such co-operation would be gladly welcomed.

Mr. Challemel Lacour seemed rather pleased with the idea of putting this matter in the hands of experts well qualified to report fully and impartially, and said he would mention the subject to his colleague, the minister of commerce, and inform me of his decision.

I have, &c.,