Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, April 12, 1883. (Received April 30.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit to the Department a copy and translation of a note upon the subject of the books of the American Bible Society, containing a statement from the imperial minister of public instruction of his plan of sealing or stamping volumes with a view to prevent seizures and detentions by officials in the interior.
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A copy of my communication in reply is herewith forwarded.* * *
Very respectfully, &c.,