Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay.
Stockholm, May 30, 1899.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instruction No. 54, of May 18, relative to the new rules of the board of health of [Page 724] Christiania, Norway, affecting the meat exports from the United States, and to inform yon that I have addressed a note npon the subject to the acting minister for foreign affairs, a copy of which is inclosed herewith, requesting that the certificates and meat-inspection stamps of the Government of the United States may be accepted without the required authentication by a Swedish-Norwegian consul at the port of shipment.
I also called this afternoon at the foreign office, and in a full and free conversation with the chief secretary earnestly supported the view of our Government.
I have, etc.,