Mr. Straus to Mr. Bayard.

No. 161.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 151, of December 22, 1888, respecting the printing of the Bible in Turkish, I inclose a copy of a note from the Porte, giving the desired permission. I have furnished a copy thereof to the Bible house in Stamboul.

I have, etc.,

O. S. Straus.
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[Inclosure in No. 161.—Translation.]

Said Pasha to Mr. Straus.

Sir: In response to the note your excellency kindly addressed to me, dated June 16 last, I have the honor to inform you that the necessary communications have been made to the ministry of public instruction, so that no impediment shall be made to the printing of the Bible.

Please accept, etc.,