Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Wallace.
Washington, February 28, 1882.
Sir: Referring again to your No. 45 and your No. 62, I have to say that the President has learned with great satisfaction that Her Britannic Majesty’s Government is willing to extend to American citizens in the Ottoman Empire who may find themselves beyond the reach of the protection of a consul of the United States the same measure of protection they have hitherto enjoyed. This will give great satisfaction and sense of security to the missionaries and their friends in the United States.
I will thank you to convey to Lord Dufferin my thanks for the share which he has had in bringing about this satisfactory solution.
I am, &c.,