Mr. Atkinson to Mr. Evarts.
St. Petersburg, April 24, 1877. (Received May 14.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 161, of yesterday, I now have the honor to inclose to you two printed copies of the text of the proclamation of war on the part of Russia against Turkey, and a translation of the same.
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I have, &c.,