No. 260.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. McLane.

No. 9.]

Sir: Mr. Morton’s dispatch, No. 774, of the 13th ultimo, concerning the bill pending in the French Parliament to repeal the law which prohibits the importation of American pork and to substitute a general system of inspection applicable to all countries, has been read with interest. The Department hopes to hear soon that the obnoxious prohibition has been canceled, or at least replaced by practical measures which impose no discrimination against imports of this class from this country.

I am, &c.,