Minister Leishman to the Secretary of State.


(Mr. Leishman reports that he anticipated the wishes expressed in Department’s telegram of the 26th, as shown in the note addressed to the Sublime Porte on Friday last. He declined seriously to consider the overtures from the Porte in regard to the question relating to the adjustment of naturalization and jurisdiction until definite assurances were given that our demand for a stay of proceedings in the case of the two prisoners would be respected.)