Mr. Maynard to Mr. Evarts.
Constantinople, July 10, 1879. (Received August 4.)
Sir: I have received from the Sublime Porte a note informing me that a small increase in customs dues for the support of schools, in the Island of Crete, is proposed, and asking me to invite the consent of the Government of the United States to the measure.
I therefore inclose a copy of the note with a translation, and await such instruction as the President may think proper to transmit.
I have, &c.,