Mr. Jackson to Mr. Sherman.
Berlin, October 28, 1897. (Received November 6.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of a note sent by me to the Imperial foreign office to-day—after consultation with Consul-General Goldschmidt, who, at my request, kindly furnished to me the figures given in the note—in regard to the effect of the new American tariff upon trade between Germany and the United States. My reason for addressing the foreign office upon this subject at this time is in order that that office may be possessed of the authentic statistics in regard to it, as distorted statements in regard to the decrease in American exports from Germany during the last quarter, together with still more distorted conclusions drawn from the same, have frequently appeared in the German newspapers during the past week or two.
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