No. 84.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Morton.


Represent that decree published 29th, only allows three weeks, till 20th January, for importation American pork at three ports named. As we have only occasional steam communication with Bordeaux and Marseilles and none with Nantes, first named as a port, it is probable that bona fide shipments for France may have been made by sailing vessels. You will ask that the time be extended to February 1 for all vessels, and that in case sailing vessels show legitmate shipments made before December 29, entry be granted, subject to any reasonale inspection.