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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

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                           DENMARK.
                               No. 318.
                     Mr. Bayard to Mr. Anderson.
 No. 53.]                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                         Washington, July 22, 1887.
   SIR: Your dispatch No. 126, of the 2d ultimo,* in which you state
 that it is reported that the Danish Government intends to raise the
 test on all petroleum imported'into Denmark, and in which you ask the
 Department to instruct you as to what course you shall pursue relative
 to the matter, has been received.
   A needlessly severe test, which would operate against American
 petroleum, and in favor of the Russian product, could not fail to be
 regarded as an unfriendly discrimination against onr commerce, and
 you are accordingly instructed to oppose by proper representations any
 such tendency on the part of the Danish Government.
   In order that the Department may be prepared to act with a full
 understanding of the subject, I will thank you to transmit a copy of a
 bill relative to the matter now pending before the Danish Legislature.
 Upon the receipt of the document in question further instructions will
 be given to you relative to the subject.
       I am, etc.,
                                                   T. F. BAYARD.
                              No. 319.
                   Mr. Bayard to Mr. Anderson.
NO. 55.]                             DEPARTMENT OF STATE9
                                         Washington, July 30, 1887.
  SIR: With reference to your dispatch No. 104, of the 24th of Feb-
ruary last,* asking the Department to instruct you in the matter of ex-
tending protection to Swiss citizens under the circulars heretofore is-
sued by the Department, I inclose herewith a copy of a notet which I
addressed on the 1st instant to Mr. Kloss, charge d'affaires ad interim of
Switzerland at this Capital, in which the present position of the Depart-
ment on the question of Swiss protection is fully set forth. You may
regard that note as containing the principles by which you are to be
guided in case you shall be asked to intervene with the Danish Govern-
ment on behalf of Swiss citizens.
      I am, etc.,
                                                  T. F. BAYARD.
           * Not printed herewith.
           f For note to Mr. Kloss, see For. Rel., 1887, page 1076.
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