Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, March 13, 1882. (Received April 3.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose a communication received from the Porte yesterday, from which it will appear that the Ottoman authorities are disposed to insist upon a revision of the tariff provisions of the treaty of 1862. The reference to the denouncement of the treaty itself is in terms somewhat vague, but may be understood, I think, as meaning that it is their desire that the revision of the present tariff shall be effected with a view to a correspondence between its terms and those of the treaty in prospect.
I will be happy to have your instructions touching the matter. Until they are received, I shall do no more than acknowledge receipt of the note inclosed.
Very respectfully, &c.,