Mr. Thomas to Mr. Hay.
Stockholm , December 30, 1899 .
Sir: Referring to your instructions No. 64 of August 5 and No. 69 of November 23 last, and my dispatches No. 102 of September 5 and No. 107 of October 3, on the subject of the inspection of American horseflesh imported into Sweden, I have the honor to inform you that, in compliance with your instruction No. 69, I have to-day addressed a note to the minister for foreign affairs, a copy of which is herewith inclosed, calling his excellency’s attention to the dispatch of our consul at Gothenburg of October 26, and to the observations of the Secretary of Agriculture thereon, and expressing the hope that, in view of the complete and thorough character of the inspection service of the United States, the stamps, seals, and certificates of the official [Page 738] United States inspecting veterinarian, as well as his manner of making and affixing the same, may hereafter be deemed sufficient by the custom-house officials of Sweden.
I also called at the foreign office, and in conference with the chief secretary urged verbally and more fully the views expressed in my note.
I have, etc.,