Mr. Hay to Mr. Straus.

No. 118.]

Sir: I have to ackowledge the receipt of your confidential dispatch No. 73, of the 28th ultimo, containing an additional report on the subject of the claims of American citizens against Turkey.

Your action in the matter is approved by the Department, and the energy and intelligence with which you are pressing for a settlement are commended.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.