No. 315.
Mr. Fish to Aristarchi Bey.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 29th ultimo, giving certain reasons why your government desires a cessation of the effects of existing treaties of commerce with foreign nations, of which desire you had previously given notice in your note of 15th January, 1874; and in reply, I do myself the honor to state that the subject-matter of your note will be promptly communicated to the minister resident of the United States at Constantinople, and that your proposition will receive from this Government that consideration which its importance demands.

Accept, &c.,