No. 331.
Mr. Anderson to Mr. Bayard.

No. 187.]

Sir: Referring to my previous dispatches in which I have reported the possibility of Danish pork-packers seeking a market for their product in the United States, I now have the honor to report, that as I learn from the United States consul here a small shipment of pork (bacon) was yesterday the 21st instant, made to New York per the Thingvalla Line’s steamer Thingvalla.

As the epidemic is still raging in portions of Denmark, and as several [Page 481] of the European countries have excluded Danish pork and its products from their markets on this account, I deem it my duty to inform you at once in regard to the above shipment.

I understand that the Germans are trying to spread the notion that the epidemic raging here has come from America.

I have, etc.,

R. B. Anderson.