No. 760.
Mr. Boker to Mr. Fish.

No. 128]

Sir: I have the honor to say that a memorandum has been addressed to this legation by the Sublime Porte, requesting me to give public notice to the citizens of the United States that, in consequence of the state of suffering to which the Vilayets of Aleppo, Syria, and Adana have been reduced by the present scarcity of cattle, the exportation of beasts of burden from the ports of Beirut, Mersina, and Alexandretta will be interdicted for four years from the present date.

Publication of the above decree in the United States is requested by the Ottoman Government.

I am, &c,