Mr. Loomis to Mr. Pearson.

Sir: It affords me much gratification to acknowledge the receipt of your unnumbered dispatch of the 8th instant, inclosing copy of an identic note addressed to the Persian Government by the British minister to Persia and yourself, the effect of which, as you state in your dispatch, has been to cause the capture and incarceration of Seyid Ghaffar, the murderer of the Rev. Benjamin W. Labaree, an American citizen.

Your course in the matter is highly commended by the Department.

I am, etc.,

F. B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary.