Mr. Uhl to Mr. Bayard.

No. 505.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the Department has received and read with pleasure Mr. Roosevelt’s dispatch No. 294, of the 1st instant, reporting that Her Britannic Majesty’s Government has consented to instruct the newly appointed British agent and consul-general at Sofia to continue the good offices heretofore extended to American citizens in’ Bulgaria by his predecessor, Mr. Dering.

Requesting you to communicate to the foreign office an expression of the Department’s high appreciation of the friendly and courteous action of Her Majesty’s Government in regard to the matter in question, I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.