No. 349.
Mr. Porter to Sir L. S. Sackville West.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 3d instant, in which you notify this Department that Her Britannic Majesty’s Government has entered into arrangement with certain tribes on the Somali coast of Africa for extending to them the protection of Great Britain, and that the British protectorate established by the agreements in question extends from the point of Ras Jiburti, on the southern coast of the bay of Tajurrah, to Bunder Ziadeh, in the forty-ninth parallel of east longitude (Greenwich).

I have the honor, etc.,

Jas. D. Porter,
Acting Secretary.