Mr. Hay to Mr. Pearson.

[Telegram.—Paraphrase.]

(Mr. Hay states that the reported failure of the Persian Government to punish the murderers of Mr. Labaree is a source of gravest [Page 676]concern to the President, and that he can not permit our just demands to be trifled with or evaded any longer. If no satisfactory action is taken before Congress meets, in less than two weeks, the President will be constrained to lay the matter before that body and recommend such action as he shall deem necessary.)