Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay.

No. 88.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instruction No. 56, of June 7, relative to the subject of the importation of American meats into Norway.

I am giving this subject my earnest attention and having frequent friendly and informal conferences with the foreign office thereon, which I hope will result in the removal of any restrictions upon the importation of American meat products into Sweden and Norway to which we can reasonably object.

I have, etc.,

W. W. Thomas, Jr.