File No. 4013.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Beaupré .

No. 104.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 456, of December 14 last, transmitting an executive decree authorizing the temporary storage, free of duty, of merchandise proceeding from the bordering countries in transit to established ports of Bolivia and Paragua and of the Brazilian States of the upper Parana and the River Paraguay.

The inclosure to your dispatch has been read with satisfaction as tending to ameliorate, in a mutually beneficial manner, restrictions on commerce.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.