Mr. Olney to Mr. Tyler.

No. 147.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. McDonald’s No. 235, diplomatic series, of the 20th ultimo, inclosing copies of two letters from ——— ——— in regard to the danger threatened to Americans on the Persian border by incursions of Kurds and Moslems, and reporting his efforts to secure their protection, which efforts are commended.

You will continue to urge on the Persian Government by all proper means the necessity of giving full and complete protection to all American citizens and their property in Persia and insuring them in the enjoyment of their rights.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.