Mr. Hay to Mr. Tyler.

No. 31.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 51, of the 30th ultimo, reporting a conversation between you and the Persian minister for foreign affairs wherein you indicated to him what ought to be done to arrest and punish the murderers of Mr. Labarre, and to repress crime and outrage on the Turkish frontier.

Your action in the matter is approved by the Department.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.