Mr. Olney to Mr. Eustis.

No. 562.]

Sir: In connection with my instruction, No. 543, of October 12 last, I have now to apprise you of the receipt of a letter from the Secretary of Agriculture of the 7th instant, wherein he says that he is in receipt of a letter from Mr. Nelson Morris, of Chicago, one of the largest cattle exporters, “who states that he is informed by correspondents in France that the present ministry is likely to be more favorable to the admission of American cattle than was the one which recently retired. In view of these statements, I would respectfully suggest that the American ambassador be requested to press our case and endeavor to secure favorable action at as early a date as possible.”

You will accomplish all that is possible in furtherance of the wishes of the Secretary of Agriculture.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney