No. 159.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. West .

Acknowledging the receipt of your note of the 27th of March last, communicating to me a copy of a dispatch which has been addressed by Her Majesty’s ambassador at Constantinople to British consular officers, defining the grounds on which they are authorized to grant protection to American citizens, I beg to convey to you an expression of the pleasure with which the President has learned of the generous action of Her Majesty’s Government on behalf of American citizens in the Ottoman Empire.

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