Mr. Sherman to Mr. McDonald.

No. 203.]

Sir: Your dispatches Nos. 294 and 296, dated, respectively, May 17 and 20 last, in which you reports that you have tendered your good offices in behalf of the Jews of Teheran who were being subjected to mob violence at the hands of the Mohammedans of that place, have been received.

In reply I have to say that your good offices in this somewhat delicate question seem to have been discreetly used in the interest of common humanity and in accordance with the precepts of civilization.

Respectfully, yours,

John Sherman.