Mr. Thieriot to Mr. Hay.
Lisbon, November 26, 1900.
Sir: I am very sorry to have to state that in spite of numerous interviews with the minister of foreign affairs, letters and remonstrances, this Government has decided to refuse permission for the sale of Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, Sarsaparilla and Ague Cure.
I take the liberty of inclosing a copy of my last letter to the minister of foreign affairs, dated 20th of November, 1900, as well as a translation of the last letter to me from the foreign office.
Messrs. James Cassels & Co., Oporto, have been informed of this news.
I have, etc.,