No. 688.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Straus.

No. 13.]

Sir: The course of Mr. Pendleton King in respect to the late searching of the Bible House, as given in his Ho. 307, of the 12th ultimo, meets with my entire approval, and I desire again to express my satisfaction with the discretion and success with which he has conducted the difficult and delicate negotiations relative to the schools, hospitals, and publication agencies managed by citizens of the United States in Turkey. The principles on which the rights of our citizens in this respect rest are fully detailed to you in my instructions of April 20, 1887, Ho. 7. These principles which sustain Mr. King’s action in the past will guide you in similar emergencies in the future.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.