No. 1054.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Straus.

No. 53.]

Sir: I take pleasure in inclosing for your information and for the flies of your legation a copy of a letter from the secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, dated Boston, the 26th ultimo, expressing appreciation of your own and the Department’s efforts in behalf of American missionaries in Turkey.

I am etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure in No. 53.]

Rev. Dr. Clark to Mr. Bayard.

My Dear Sir: In behalf of the prudential committee and executive officers of the Board, I beg to express to you their high appreciation of your kindly offices in behalf of missionaries of the American Board in Turkey, as well as in Micronesia. Attention was called to this service at the annual meeting at Springfield. Reference is also made to the same in the Missionary Herald of November. I send you a half dozen copies, and beg to call your attention to what is said on page 426, 430, 432, 434, and 442.

Your instructions to Mr. Straus, the present minister of the United States in Tar-key, were all that could be desired, and Mr. Straus has commended himself to the confidence and respect of the missionaries acquainted with him. It is quite unusual for us to receive such favors from the United States Government and they are on that account the more highly appreciated.

Yours, etc.,

N. G. Clark,