Mr. Blaine to Mr. Hirsch.

No. 47.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. King’s No. 59 of the 10th ultimo and to approve hereby the terms of his note of the 7th of December last to the Sublime Porte relative to the seizure in parts of Turkey of certain books sent out for sale by American citizens engaged in missionary work there and suggesting means to prevent the seizure complained of.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.