Mr. Gresham to Mr. Terrell.

No. 239.]

Sir: I append hereto copy of your telegram of the 21st instant, in relation to the punishment of Miss Melton’s assailants.

It affords me pleasure to express the gratification here felt at the partial success which your persistent efforts in the case have achieved. You are instructed to convey to the Porte-an expression of the President’s gratification at the evidence of friendly solicitude for the welfare and protection of our citizens in the Ottoman Empire which its action furnishes.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.