No. 893.
Mr. Rives to Mr. Roosevelt.

No. 25.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 23, of the 28th ultimo, reporting your action relative to the complaint of Mr. James Hector, that the Netherlands Government had refused to permit an importation of American pork, although duly certified to be from a place free from the diseases to which hogs are subject, has been received.

The Department approves of your course in bringing the matter to the attention of the foreign office, and will await a further report from you on the subject.

I am, etc.,

G. L. Rives,
Acting Secretary.