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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the forty-seventh Congress, 1880-'81
(1881-1882)

Belgium,   pp. 62-75 PDF (5.7 MB)


Page 73


                                 BELGIUM.                               
73
ister of foreign affairs the satisfaction with which the Government of
the United States has learned the action of the Belgian Government
relating to the importation and use of American pork.
       Ihave, &c.,                              JAMES 0. PUTNAM.
                                   No. 52.
                        Mr. Putnam to Mr. Blaine.
No. 73.]                       LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                           Brussels, June 20, 1881.    (Received July 4.)
   Sip.  Referring to your dispatch No, 45 1 have the honor to send
copy of my last note to the foreign office, and of its reply, received to-
day.
       I have, &c.f
                                                JAMES O. PUTNAM.
                              [Inclosure 1 in No. 73.]
                         Air. Putnam to lIr. F~r~r-Orbian.
                                       LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                                                      Brussels, June 11,
1881.
  MONSIEUR LE MINISTRE : I had the honor, in a late communication, to state
that I
had the pleasure of forwarding to my government the recent letter of Mr.
le Ministre
of the Interior concerning American pork, and that I felt sure it would be
received
with great satisfaction.
  I have now the honor to state that I am in receipt of a dispatch from the
Government
of the United States which states that "The President is much gratified
by the ex-
hibition of the candid spirit revealed, by the letter of His Majesty's minister."
Itý also
instinucts me to make known to His Majesty's minister the satisfaction with
which my
advisement of the action of the Belgian Government on the subject matter
of my note
has been received.
  In view of the exceptional circnimstances in which that branch of our commerce
finds
itself in some European quarters, without, as my government believes, any
justifying
reason, the broad commercial spirit of the Belgian Government is specially
grateful to
the people and Government of the United States.
    S I have, &c.,
                                                       JAMES 0. PUTNAM.
                         tInclosure 2 in No. 73.--Translation.]
                         Mr. Er&re-Orban to Mr. Putnam.
  MR. MINISTER: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the letter
Which you
had the kindness to address me in regard to the manner in which the action
of the
government of the King relating to the entrance into Belgium of American
pork has
been appreciated at Washington,
  I at once placed these communications under the eyes of the minister of
the interior.
  I avail myself of this occasion, Monsieur le Ministre, to thank you for
the interesting
information you have been pleased to give me relative to the experiments
made to de-
termine whether or not trichinose existed in the provision's in question.
      I have, &o.,                                              EOBN


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