Mr. Blaine to Mr. Swift.

No. 81.]

Sir: I have your No. 120 of the 20th ultimo, stating that you had communicated a copy of instruction No. 59 of the 18th of March last, on the subject of the taxes which had been required by the Japanese Government in respect of the sale of the American product “Scott’s Emulsion” to the foreign office, but that no reply had been received.

There is no occasion to renew representations unless the Japanese Government should continue to tax the article and without submitting a reply to the views of the Department. In that case, which is not anticipated, you will be justified in pressing the protest further.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.