Mr. Gresham to Mr. Gray.

No. 177.]

Sir: I inclose herewith copies1 of the communications enumerated below in relation to the discriminating duties levied by the Mexican Government upon American vessels.

In view of the request contained in the note of the Mexican minister here, you are instructed to ascertain whether or not the Mexican Government continues to discriminate in any manner, either by rebates or otherwise, against American steam vessels or American sailing vessels; or the cargoes of either, imported into or exported from Mexico, from or to the United States, or from or to any other foreign country.

In this connection your attention is invited to Mr. Butler’s No. 205, of the 16th ultimo.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.
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