Mr. Gresham to Mr. Tyler.

No. 77.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 122, diplomatic series, of the 23d ultimo, and to commend your action in the matter of the religious persecution in Hamadan.

The Department learns with pleasure that the measures taken by the Sadr Azem for the protection of American citizens residing in Hamadan have proved effectual, and it confidently hopes that no further trouble will occur there.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.