File No. 7661/11.

The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Wilson .


(Mr. Adee acknowledges the receipt of Mr. Wilson’s telegram of the 10th, and informs him that the Department of Agriculture states repeated chemical examination of Underwood’s deviled ham shows no added boric acid; possible trace of borax found, due to its formal presence in common salt used for curing ham. Requests that Argentine Government be asked to make additional analysis and indicate per cent of borax found, and also that samples be forwarded for examination here.

Mr. Adee directs Mr. Wilson to ask reexamination and to see Mr. Beaupré’s telegrams of August 2 and 3 on same subject.)