Mr. Foster to Mr. Lincoln.

No. 1034.]

Sir: Mr. White’s dispatch, No. 882, of the 30th ultimo, relative to his interview with Lord Rosebery concerning the relations of the United States and Great Britain with the Porte, has been received and read with interest.

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In a conversation with the British minister on yesterday, he informed me that he had communicated to Lord Rosebery, in a personal letter, the substance of my previous interview with him on the subject of concurrent action in the Turkish questions referred to. Should you have a convenient opportunity to recur to the subject with Lord Rosebery you may find it prudent to suggest to him that the British ambassador at Constantinople be instructed to cooperate with our minister as occasion may require.

I am, etc.,

John W. Foster