Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, March 21, 1882. (Received April 10.)
Sir: Mr. B. O. Duncan, while visiting the city last week, informed me that the customs officers at Smyrna were continuing to collect a duty upon alcohol in excess of the rate specifically agreed upon under the treaty. Inclosed please find a copy of a note which I will to-day send to the Porte upon the subject.
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I have, &c.,