Mr. Blaine to Mr. Lincoln.

No. 237.]

Sir: The Department has learned with regret from your dispatch No. 197 of the 20th ultimo of the decision of the Government of India that American missionaries in Burmah can not be exempted from tax upon that portion of their salaries which is paid directly to their families in this country.

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Requesting you to obtain and transmit hither two additional copies of the printed document which accompanied your dispatch,

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.