No. 309.
Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 72.]

Sir: In compliance with the directions in your dispatch No. 40, relative to the action of the British authorities in the matter of protecting American citizens in places in the Ottoman Empire where there are no United States consuls, I addressed a note to Earl Dufferin, British ambassador, a copy of which is inclosed.

Lord Dufferin acknowledges the note in such pleasant terms that I make haste to forward a copy of his reply.

I have the honor, &c.,

[Inclosure 1 in No. 72.]

Mr. Wallace to Earl Dufferin.

My Lord: I beg to inform you that the decision of your home authorities to extend protection to American citizens in the Ottoman Empire in localities where there are no consuls of the United States has given the liveliest satisfaction to President Arthur and his official advisers.

In communicating the circumstance the Secretary of State, Mr. Frelinghuysen, instructs me specially to convey to your lordship his thanks for the share which you had in bringing the agreeable result about, and I do so with very sincere pleasure, and glady make it the occasion to renew, &c.

[Inclosure 2 in No. 72.]

Lord Dufferin to Mr. Wallace.

My Dear General Wallace: I am very sensible of your kindness in writing to me in the terms you have done. I can have no greater pleasure than in furthering the interests of American citizens in Turkey. As long as I live I shall never forget the kindness I received at the hands of their fellow countrymen of the United States.

Ever yours, and sincerely,