Mr. Straus to Mr. Blaine.
Constantinople, June 13, 1889. (Received July 1.)
Sir: On March 15, in my dispatch No. 178, I reported the action taken by me respecting several schools of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions which were closed in the district of Gawar, Vilayet of Van, on the Persian frontier. On the 10th instant I received the letter, of which the inclosed is a copy, from Rev. Henry O. Dwight, one of the agents of the American Bible house here at Constantinople, stating that Rev. Mr. Coan, of the Presbyterian Board, writing from Urmiah, Persia, under date of May 18, reports that the schools have been re-opened and are now proceeding satisfactorily.
I have, etc.,