Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Foster.

No. 935.]

Sir: Referring to Mr. Foster’s instruction No. 1034, of January 17, in regard to concurrent action in certain cases of the representatives of the United States and of Great Britain at Constantinople, I have the honor to acquaint you that in the course of a conversation with Lord Rosebery, on the 15th of February last, I mentioned the subject to him and expressed the hope that he would find it proper to instruct Her Majesty’s ambassador at Constantinople to cooperate with our minister as occasion may require in guarding the rights of American and British residents, and that his lordship indicated his willingness to do so at once and made a memorandum for himself.

I have, etc.,

Robert T. Lincoln.