James Malcolm (Minister of Trade and Commerce)
Hon. JAMES MALCOLM (Minister of Trade and Commerce):
I have not had an
opportunity to see the article in the Philadelphia Ledger referred to by my hon. friend, but my visit to Washington had nothing to do with any negotiations with regard to tariff or waterways matters. My visit was purely social; I called upon the president out of courtesy, he being the only official of the American government upon whom I called.