Mr. Coleman to Mr. Gresham.
Berlin, July 27, 1894. (Received August 15.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a note I have to-day addressed to the foreign office remonstrating against a prohibition by the authorities of the city of Heilbronn, Würtemberg, of the sale there of American corned beef, shipped by Messrs. Armour & Co., on the ground of the alleged insufficiency of the certificate by the Department of Agriculture of the United States of the healthfulness of the article.
A copy of the certificate referred to, which was submitted to the authorities of Heilbronn by the merchant applying for permission to sell the product in question in support of his application, is also inclosed herewith.
The answer of the foreign office to the embassy’s remonstrance will, when received, be promptly transmitted to the Department.
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