Mr. Gresham to Mr. Vignaud.


Telegram 4th received. Act as instructed in telegram 2d instant. French order prohibiting importation of American cattle is remarkable in assigning no reason for such action. French consul-general, New York, informs our veterinary inspector there that France prohibited importation of American cattle because pleuro-pneumonia had been detected not in shipments imported into France, but in American cattle recently imported into Belgium and Germany. This uncalled for and unfriendly attitude of French Government is deeply regretted here.