Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Leishman reports that neither explanation nor apology has been offered for the failure to give the promised reply, and that, unless strong measures are adopted, matters may continue to drag along indefinitely. The temporary hope of settlement he entertained, and which were raised by the Sultan’s favorable remarks and most positive assurance of a definite reply on all the pending questions, to be delivered not later than last Tuesday, has been dissipated by the inactivity and indifference shown during the last few days.)