Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman.


(In view of Mr. Leishman’s telegram of the 17th instant, Mr. Hay informs him that the continued presence of the American vessels in Turkish waters seems to obstruct the negotiations for the settlement of the pending question, and they will therefore be withdrawn at the end of the month. Instructs him to intimate that the temporary withdrawal of the vessels is directed in order to facilitate prompt disposition of the pending questions.)