Mr. Adee to Mr. Phelps.

No. 123.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 134 of the 30th ultimo, relative to the refusal of Germany to alter the regulations for the exclusion of American cattle, hogs, and hog products, has been received and confidentially communicated to the Secretary of Agriculture for his information.

The Department deeply regrets that Germany, in assigning reasons for her policy of exclusion, has again taken the untenable ground that American meats are unhealthful.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.