Mr. Straus to Mr. Bayard.
Constantinople , February 27, 1888. (Received March 19.)
Sir: Referring to dispatch* No. 406 of July 3, 1884, from Mr. Heap, charge d’affaires ad interim to the State Department, in reference to the [Page 1564] new passport regulations, the requirements of which are therein set forth, I have the honor to report:
This matter together with others of an administrative nature, and affecting all foreigners alike, was referred to a meeting of the dragomans of the respective missions, including our own, for consideration under the supervision and direction of their chiefs.
They formulated a note verbale in French to the Porte pointing out the objections to the enforcement of such regulations. I accordingly, on the 23d instant, transmitted a note verbale to the Porte, of which the inclosed is a copy, which is a translation of the one formulated in French, which has also been transmitted by several if not all of the other missions.
Trusting that my action in the matter will meet your approval,
I have, etc.,
- Printed as inclosure 2 in No. 65.↩