Mr. Bayard to Mr. Gresham.

No. 49.]

Sir: Referring to your instruction, numbered 93, of 1st instant, I have the honor to inclose herewith copies of notes exchanged between [Page 327]the foreign office and myself, relative to the protection of citizens of the United States in Bulgaria.

You will observe that instructions will at once be sent to Mr. Dering, Her Majesty’s agent and consul-general at Sofia, to continue to our citizens in Bulgaria the same protection that was afforded by his predecessor, Mr. O’Conor.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 49.]

Mr. Bayard to Lord Rosebery.

My Lord: I have the honor, in accordance with instructions from my Government, to ask your lordship to he so good as to permit Mr. Dering, Her Majesty’s agent and consul-general at Sofia, to continue, during the absence of a representative of the United States, the good offices so courteously and efficiently extended to citizens of the United States by his predecessor, Mr. O’Conor.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure 2 in No. 49.]

Mr. Sanderson to Mr. Bayard.

Your Excellency: In answer to your letter of the 16th instant, I have pleasure in informing you that instructions will be at once sent to Mr. Dering, Her Majesty’s agent and consul-general at Sofia, to continue the same protection to United States citizens in Bulgaria as was afforded by Mr. O’Conor, his predecessor.

I have, etc.,

[In the absence of the Earl of Rosebery.]
T. H. Sanderson.