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Mr. Roosevelt to Mr. Gresham.

No. 294.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that, in accordance with your Instruction No. 473, of the 10th ultimo, I addressed, on the 23d of August last, a note to Her Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs, a copy of which is inclosed herewith, requesting that the good offices heretofore extended in behalf of United States citizens in Bulgaria by the British representative at Sofia, Mr. Dering, might be continued by his successor in office, Sir Arthur Nicholson, and I have now the honor to inclose herewith a copy of Lord Kimberley’s reply thereto, stating that he will have pleasure in thus instructing Sir Arthur Nicholson when his appointment is taken up in the autumn.

I have, etc.,

James R. Roosevelt.
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[Inclosure 1 in No. 294.]

Mr. Roosevelt to Lord Kimberley.

My Lord: Referring to Mr. Bayard’s note of August 16, 1894, to your predecessor, and in accordance with instructions from my Government, I have the honor to ask your Lordship to be so good as to permit the newly appointed British agent and consul-general at Sofia to continue the good offices heretofore extended, so courteously and efficiently, to citizens of the United States by his predecessor in office, Mr. Dering.

I have, etc.,

James R. Roosevelt.
[Inclosure 2 in 294.]

Lord Kimberley to. Mr. Roosevelt.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 23d instant requesting on behalf of the U. S. Government that the protection hitherto extended by Her Majesty’s representatives at Sofia to American citizens in Bulgaria may be continued by Mr. Dering’s successor.

I shall have much pleasure in giving instructions in this sense to Sir Arthur Nicholson when he takes up his appointment as Her Majesty’s agent and consul-general at Sofia in the course of the autumn.

I have, etc.,

Kimberley.