Mr. Thieriot to Mr. Hay.

No. 62.]

Sir: In accordance with the Department’s instructions Nos. 29 and 30, and accompanying copies of letters from the Ayer Company, I have had a special interview with the minister of foreign affairs, with the view of prevailing upon him by the most forcible representations to use his best influence to obtain from the board of health authorization for the importation and sale of at least the two medicines of most importance to the Ayer Company, and his excellency has promised me that he will do all in his power to bring the board of health to this decision.

I have, etc.,

J. H. Thieriot,
Chargé d’Affaires.