Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom.


[Mr. Hay directs Mr. Griscom to officially communicate to the minister for foreign affairs and unofficially to the palace that the President relies upon the Turkish Government promptly paying £20,000 indemnity for value of property of American citizens destroyed in 1895. Promise of payment made in December, 1898, should be fulfilled without further postponement, and when irade is issued to cable the Department.]