Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Athens, May 17, 1883. (Received June 4.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 8, dated February 10, 1883, on the subject of the prohibition of the importation of American pork into Greece, I have the honor to inform you that I yesterday had a conversation on the subject with Mr. Tricoupis, the president of the council of ministers. He stated to me that, in consequence of my previous representation, a circular had been issued to all the representatives of the Greek Government in Europe, requesting them to ascertain exactly the action of the Governments to which they are accredited on the subject; and that a telegram had also been sent to the consul-general of Greece at New York, requesting an exact report on the health of American swine and the quality of American pork and lard. He thought that answers would soon be received, and that within a month the Hellenic Government would be sufficiently well informed to be able to take action in the matter.
I have, &c.,