No. 166.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Sargent .

No. 66.]

Sir: Your dispatch No 74. of the 6th instant, in which you communicate to the Department the fact that you have received information to the effect that there is renewed agitation in Germany against the [Page 319] introduction of American pork, and that a bill has been prepared for submission to the Reichstag prohibiting the importation of this important article of our foreign commerce, has been received.

Thanking you for so promptly calling the attention of this Department to the matter, I have to request you to lose no suitable opportunity to oppose the measure and to show that it is groundless and unjust. * * *

I am, &c.,