Mr. Gresham to Mr. Lincoln.
Washington, April 12, 1893.
Sir: Referring to your dispatch, No. 943, of the 17th ultimo, I inclose a copy of a letter of the 7th instant from the Secretary of Agriculture, in which, in reply to Lord Rosebery’s note to you of the 14th ultimo, he contends that no cattle recently exported from the United States to Great Britain have been suffering from contagious pleuro-pneumonia, and that this country is now and has been for a long period free from the disease in question.
Requesting you to communicate the contents of the above-mentioned letter of the Secretary of Agriculture to the foreign office,
I am, etc.,