File No. 7661/34.
The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Wilson.
Washington, December 19, 1907.
Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 638, of the 6th ultimo, transmitting a copy of the Boletin del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores containing correspondence between the Argentine Government and the British legation in regard to the presence of boric acid in imported animal food products, and to previous correspondence arising from the rejection by the Argentine officials of some shipments of Underwood’s deviled ham, I inclose herewith for your information and for communication to the Argentine Government a copy of a letter from the Secretary of Agriculture concerning the methods of testing for boric acid used by the departments of agriculture of the United States and the Argentine Republic.
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