Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay.
Brussels, March 29, 1899. (Rec’d April 14.)
Sir: I have the honor to report that I have just received a visit from the minister of foreign affairs at the legation, who informed me that the royal decree revising the prohibition of the importation of American cattle will be officially promulgated during the first week of April. He at the same time handed me a statement of the views of the ministry of finance on the question of the additional duties imposed in the United States on Belgian sugars, as he stated for my information and convenience. A duplicate of the same he also informed me had been to-day transmitted to the Belgian minister at Washington.
I inclose a copy and a translation of this nonofficial statement and will advise the Department by cable of the official promulgation of the royal decree.
I have, etc.,