Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Sargent.
Washington, February 21, 1883.
Sir: Your dispatch No. 96, of the 13th ultimo, giving a summary of a recent debate in the Reichstag concerning the proposed exclusion of American pork from the German market, has been read with interest. This Government cannot but welcome as a hopeful sign any disposition to bring the subject to a parliamentary discussion on its true merits. My instruction to you of the 16th instant, No. 87, proposing a German investigation in the United States, will have shown the confidence that this Government feels in the soundness of the views it has heretofore expressed, and its belief that the interests of all demand a full and conclusive examination of the whole matter of pork exportation.
I am, &c.,