No. 1073.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Straus.

No. 85.]

Sir: I have received your No. 64, of the 27th ultimo, relative to the eviction of the cavass at the consulate of Jerusalem from his residence. You state that you informally brought the complaint to the Grand Vizier, “who appeared to be of the opinion that such cavass was entitled to the same privileges as to domicile as are accorded to an American citizen; and he immediately communicated with the governor of Jerusalem, asking for explanation for the course pursued.”

Your reported action is entirely in the line of, and anticipating, the Department’s instruction No. 84, of the 17th instant, which directed you to ascertain the customary privilege in the premises, and is therefore approved.

Awaiting a further report upon the subject,

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.