No. 433.
Mr. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard.

No. 546.]

Sir: I inclose herewith an imperial decree and translation, issued on the 29th ultimo, prohibiting the importation of hogs and hogs meat, including pork sides and sausages, from Denmark, Sweden, and Norway.

The newspapers have repeatedly lately announced the prevalence of a pestilence among hogs in Denmark to an alarming extent, and the precautionary measures to prevent its spread.

A day or two ago a royal decree was published forbidding the transportation of hogs from one part of the Kingdom.

I fear the present scare will be made use of, by Germany to persuade Denmark to prohibit the importation of American pork, of which Mr. Anderson gave you an intimation in a late dispatch.

I have, etc.,

Geo. H. Pendleton.
[Inclosure in No. 546.—Translation.—Norddentsche Allgemeine Zeitung, December 1, 1887.]

The official papers of yesterday publish the following decree concerning the prohibition of the importation of hogs, hogs’ meat, and sausages of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian origin:

We, William, by the grace of God German Emperor, King of Prussia, etc., decree in the name of the Empire, with the consent of the Bundesrath, as follows:

  • Sec. 1. The importation of hogs, of hogs’ meat, including sides as well as sausages of all kinds, of Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian origin, within the boundaries of the Empire, is, until further orders, forbidden.
  • Sec. 2. The Imperial chancellor is authorized to allow exceptions to this prohibition, establishing the necessary-precautionary measures.
  • Sec. 3. The decree goes into force on the day of its proclamation.

  • Wilhelm.
  • v. Boetticher.