Mr. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard
Berlin , April 25, 1887. (Received May 7.)
Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 195, of the 7th ultimo, covering communication from the Commissioner of Agriculture with reference to the importation of plants into Germany. I have the honor to inclose herewith copies and translations of a note from the foreign office, dated the 23d and received the 24th instant, and of an Imperial decree dated on the 7th of April, 1887. From these it will appear that the prohibition contained in section 2, Imperial decree of July 4, 1883, is suspended, and that importations may be made on the conditions specified.
As the decree of April 7, 1887, suspending the operation of the former decree has been issued since my note, under your instruction, was sent to the foreign office, I think it reasonable to conclude that the action has been taken in consequence of the suggestions therein made.
I have, etc.,