Mr. Roosevelt to Mr. Bayard.
the United States,
October 11, 1888. (Received
Sir: In compliance with the instructions of your
No. 24, of September 28, I have the honor to inform you that after studying
the documents sent to me I addressed the inclosed communication to the
minister of foreign affairs, and am now awaiting his reply.
I am, etc.,
[Inclosure in No. 36.]
Mr. Roosevelt to
Sir: I have been instructed by the Government
of the United States to request an interview with your excellency in
relation to the royal resolution lately adopted excluding foreign hogs
and their products from the Netherlands, and in reference to the rules
and regulations which may be made for the purpose of carrying it into
I am also instructed to obtain, if possible, for transmission to my
Government, duplicate copies of the rules and regulations which have
been framed or are to be framed under the royal decree in question.
If these rules and regulations have already been formulated it might be
preferable, [Page 1334] if agreeable to
yourself, that I should be favored with copies before occupying your
time with explanations, but if they have not been completed I feel
assured that 1 can satisfy you that the products of the hog coming from
America are peculiarly free from disease and even safer than those of
this country for human consumption.
Placing myself entirely at your disposal in the matter, I beg, etc.,