The Secretary of State to Ambassador Thompson .

No. 26.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of Agriculturea stating that it has recently been brought to the attention of the Department of Agriculture that the authorities of Mexico decline to recognize American federal meat-inspection labels, stamps, and certificates as evidence that fresh meats are fit articles for exportation to that country.

You will take the matter up with the Mexican Government and endeavor to induce it to recognize the federal meat inspection and the regular certificates issued by the Department of Agriculture.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.
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