to Mr. Manning.
Washington , March 30, 1887.
Sir: In connection with my No. 47, of the 10th ultimo, relative to the alleged discrimination against the United States carrying trade, I now [Page 699] inclose a copy of a farther letter from Messrs. F. Alexandre & Sons, dated the 25th instant, respecting the subject, and inquiring what progress has been made concerning it. The Department would greatly regret to And that any differential customs duties were actually enforced in Mexico which would constrain this Government to execute the statutes applicable to the case of any discriminating duties or import being ascertained to exist in a foreign country to the disfavor of our carrying flag and the favor of the flag of such country or of any third power.
Awaiting your formal report, I am, etc.,