Mr. Thieriot to Mr. Hay.
Lisbon, February 4, 1901.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 32, of the 19th ultimo, to hand this day.
In compliance with the Department’s No. 29, of December 20, 1900, instructing me to make one more effort to obtain authorization for the sale of the Ayer Company’s medicines, I beg to say that since its [Page 439]receipt I have made, both verbally and by letter, renewed efforts in this direction, resulting, however, I regret to say, in a reply from the minister of foreign affairs which, I suppose, must be regarded as final, and of which I beg to inclose a translation.
I have, etc.,