Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Lowell.
Washington, February 28, 1882.
Sir: I am informed by Mr. Wallace that Lord Granville has kindly authorized Her Majesty’s consuls in the Ottoman dominions to continue [Page 200] to give such friendly assistance and support to American citizens as they have been in the habit of giving in places where no American consular authority resides.
I will thank you to take an early opportunity to express to Lord Granville the President’s grateful sense of this act of courtesy, and to assure him that it will give satisfaction, relief, and a sense of security to many excellent and self-sacrificing citizens of the United States.
I am, &c.,