Mr. Hay to Mr. Thieriot.

No. 32.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 58, of the 24th ultimo, inclosing copy of a letter from the J. C. Ayer Company, of Lowell, Mass., relative to the sale of their medicines in Portugal.

Referring to the Department’s No. 29, of the 20th ultimo, which crossed yours, I have to say that you may use your good offices in the direction of one more effort to obtain authorization for the sale in Portugal of certain of the medicines of this company, although it would seem to the Department that the efforts of this Government in its behalf had been well-nigh exhausted.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.