Mr. Hay to Mr. Leishman.


(Mr. Hay informs Mr. Leishman that the American fleet will arrive at Smyrna in a few days, and instructs him to use his best endeavors to obtain a satisfactory answer from the Turkish Government before its arrival, and, if that Government should continue to refuse or to neglect to grant the moderate and reasonable requests of this Government, to take an indefinite leave and to depart from Turkey in one of the United States naval vessels, leaving the legation in charge of the secretary of legation. Mr. Hay states that he expressed to the Turkish minister at Washington his amazement at the action of his Government and his opinion that the present condition of affairs could not continue.)