File No. 7661.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Beaupré .


(Mr. Bacon informs Mr. Beaupré that the Department of Agriculture has been advised that 225 cases deviled ham, packed by Underwood Company, Boston, were rejected by the Argentine officials on account of alleged presence of borax, and that the cases were ordered to be removed within three days. Mr. Bacon states that the Department of Agriculture is unable to credit finding. Directs Mr. Beaupré to urge delay of reshipment until further investigation and, if possible, to have samples sent here.)