Mr. Gresham to Mr. Gray.

No. 169.]

Sir: I inclose for your information a copy of a joint resolution of Congress, approved the 15th instant, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to permit the owners of cattle and horses which have been removed into Mexico to bring the same thereafter into the United States before January 15 next without charge for import duties. I inclose, also, a copy of my note to the minister of Mexico here, asking him to bring the matter to the attention of his Government, so that by concurrent action the full benefit of the law (which expires January 14, 1895) may be enjoyed by those interested.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.
[Enclosure.]

Mr. Gresham to Mr. Romero.

Sir: Referring to our recent conversation, I now have the honor to inclose for your fuller information a duly authenticated copy of a joint resolution of the Congress of the United States, approved by the President on the 15th instant, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to [Page 416]permit the owners of cattle and horses transporting them into Mexico for grazing purposes to reimport the same into the United States at any time within twelve months from the date of the passage of the resolution.

I shall be much gratified if you will promptly bring the matter to the attention of the Mexican Government by telegraph or otherwise, as your judgment may determine best, to the end that by the concurrent action of Mexico the full benefit of the law, which by the third section of the resolution will expire January 14, 1895, may be enjoyed by those directly interested.

Accept, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.