Mr. Blaine to Mr. Hirsch.

No. 90.]

Sir: Dispatch No. 123 of the 3d instant from your legation is received. Your note of the 1st instant to the minister of state, in the case of the assault on Messrs. Knapp and Raynolds by Moussa Bey in 1883, is regarded as a most excellent presentation of the matter as it stands at this juncture.

Awaiting the reply of the Porte,

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.