Mr. Hay to Mr. Straus.


What progress is being made in settlement of indemnity claims on basis of the Sultan’s promise reported in your telegram of December 9 and your No. 28, of December 12 last year? The President relies implicitly upon His Majesty’s assurances and confidently expects an early adjustment will be reached, as the matter is urgent. Settlement should include all outstanding claims. See my instructions March 25.