Mr. Bayard to Mr. Gresliam.

No. 34.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a letter which I have received from our minister at Constantinople, requesting me to ask Her Majesty’s Government to allow the British consul-general at Sofia to take charge of American interests in Bulgaria, and I beg to inquire whether it be your desire that I should comply with Mr. Terrell’s request.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
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[Inclosure in No. 34.]

Mr. Terrell to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: I have received a letter from the American residents of Bulgaria requesting me to take the steps which are necessary in order that the newly appointed British consul-general in Sofia may act as American representative in Bulgaria, his predecessors having for many years kindly looked after American interests in that country. I therefore respectfully request that you will ask the foreign office in London to allow the British consul-general in Sofia to act as American representative, and that you will request the foreign office to issue its instructions accordingly; the above preliminary steps being necessary before I obtain the vizieral letter from the Sublime Porte sanctioning such intervention.

I have, etc.,

  • A. W. Terrell,
  • E. E. and M. P.