File No. 7661/10.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Wilson .

No. 135.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Beaupré’s dispatch No. 579, of the 3d ultimo, reporting the admission of a shipment of American deviled ham, and expressing the opinion that in future such importations would be attended with no difficulty.

The department regrets that there has been a renewal of this troublesome question, as shown by your telegram of the 11th [10th] instant.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.