Mr. Gresham to Mr. Terrell.

No. 256.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 316, of the 1st instant, in relation to the trial of the assailants of Miss Melton.

You will urge the recapture of the two escaped convicts and the imposition of the sentence in their case. Until this recapture is effected, or at least proper efforts put forth to that end, the incident can hardly be regarded as closed, notwithstanding the energy displayed by the Turkish Government in pressing the prosecution of the dastardly assailants, of which you have very properly expressed your appreciation.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.