Mr. Hay to Mr. Griscom.


[Mr. Hay acknowledges Mr. Griscom’s cable of the 15th instant, and directs him to thank the Sultan for his assurances, but to press urgently both at palace and porte for an early date of payment. It is necessary for us to know immediately what our relations are to be, and is of great importance to us and to Turkey that the matter be settled and our friendly relations be resumed and strengthened.)