Mr. Adee to Mr. Lincoln.
Washington, June 16, 1892.
Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 678, of the 19th ultimo, relative to the restrictions on the importation of cattle, sheep, and swine into Great Britain from the United States, I inclose for your information a copy of a letter of the 13th instant from the Secretary of Agriculture in regard to the subject.
As it appears from the statements of the Secretary of Agriculture that the cattle of this country are now absolutely free from pleuro-pneumonia, you are authorized to make such temperate representations to Her Majesty’s Government in regard to the subject as in your judgment will be best calculated to cause the British authorities to understand how deeply this Government feels the injustice of their restrictive measures in regard to American cattle.
In accordance with the wish expressed by the Secretary of Agriculture in his above-mentioned letter, you are instructed to take the necessary measures to secure the removal of the prohibition of the importation of sheep upon the conditions laid down in Lord Salisbury’s note to you of the 14th ultimo.
I am, etc.,