Mr. Hay to Mr. Thomas.
Washington, June 15, 1899.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 85, of the 30th ultimo, inclosing copy of your note to the foreign office, urging the acceptance by the Government of Norway of the United States certificates and meat-inspection stamps without the requirement of their authentication by a consular officer of Sweden and Norway.
Copy of your dispatch has been forwarded to the Secretary of Agriculture.
I inclose for your information copy of a letter from that officer relative to the exportation of horse meat from the United States.
I am, etc.