Mr. Hay to Mr. Draper.

No. 304.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 234, of the 14th ultimo, stating that you have heard that an attempt will be made to renew the regulation requiring the Italian consular visé on shipments to Italy of meats of American origin.

You add that you have already made representations, oral and written, against such action.

Your course is approved.

A copy of your dispatch has been forwarded to the Secretary of Agriculture for his information.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.