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Mr. Adee to Mr. Bayard.

No. 473.]

Sir: The Department being informed that a new British agent and consul-general has been appointed at Sofia, you are instructed to request Lord Kimberley to permit him to continue the good offices heretofore extended in behalf of our citizens in Bulgaria by Mr. Henry Nevill Dering, the retiring officer.

The Department has advised our minister at Constantinople of this instruction.

I am, etc.

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.