The Secretary of State to Minister Barrett.

No. 16.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 41, of the 13th ultimo, in regard to the additional duty of 8 cents (making a total of approximately 21 per kilogram) imposed on foreign flour.

It would appear that the figures given by you state the duty in Colombian currency. If so, the equivalent in American gold might be stated for greater convenience.

I am, etc.,

E. Root.