Mr. Smith to Mr. Wharton.

No. 159.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt yesterday of your telegram as follows:

Draw for $995.34 relief Russian sufferers. Apply one-half British American Church, three-tenths Jewish society, two-tenths Tolstoi.—Wharton, Acting.

The proceeds of this draft will be applied as directed.

Independently of the cargoes, the amount of money sent from America from various sources, through this legation, has thus far reached about 120,000 roubles.

I am, etc.,

Chas. Emory Smith.