Ambassador Thompson to the Secretary of State.

No. 76.]

Sir: With reference to the department’s instruction No. 26, of May 9th, and to the embassy’s No. 54, of May 17th, I inclose herewith a copy and translation of a note received from the foreign office under date of May 23d in which the embassy is advised that the documents regarding the inspection of American meats, transmitted by the Department in its dispatch mentioned above, have been referred to the department of hacienda for such action as it may see fit to take.

I have, etc.,

D. E. Thompson.

The Minister for Foreign Relations to Ambassador Thompson.

Mr. Ambassador: I have on this date, and for such action as may be expedient, transmitted to the department of the treasury the contents of your excellency’s note, dated the 17th instant, and I have inclosed therewith the documents and printed matter referring to the importation and inspection of meats.

I avail, etc.,

Igno. Mariscal.