Mr. Sherman to Mr. Uhl.

No. 343.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatch No. 283, of the 27th ultimo, inclosing copy of your note of the 26th ultimo to the German foreign office relative to the alleged discrimination against woods of American origin in the freight tariff upon railways in Germany under Government control has been received.

Your able presentation of the matter to the foreign office is fully approved by the Department.

Respectfully, yours,

John Sherman.