Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, September 30, 1882. (Received October 25.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of Mr. Davis’ dispatch No. 11, dated September 4, 1882.
It gives me great pleasure to find my action in the matter of the proposed monopoly warehouse in Smyrna so heartily approved, and beg to say that the instructions now sent me shall be attended to. In a conversation had with the minister of foreign affairs since my dispatch No. 98, his excellency expressed his surprise at the proposed scheme of the authorities in Smyrna, and gave me to understand it was new to him, and that he did not understand where it could have originated. In this matter, as in all others, the difficulty is not to get the ministers to see the right or wrong and acknowledge it, but to act.
I have, &c.,