Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, March 20, 1882. (Received April 10.)
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.,