Mr. Sherman to Mr. Angell.
Washington, December 28, 1897.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 59, of the 8th instant, reporting your successful efforts to secure for Mr. Simon Ben Nachman Lowenstein, an American citizen of the Hebrew faith, the right to buy and hold a house and lot of ground in Jerusalem.
The Department approves your action in the matter, and is gratified at the result of your remonstrance to the Turkish minister for foreign affairs.