Minister Jackson to the Secretary of State.

No. 347, Greek Series.]

Sir: Referring to Mr. Wilson’s dispatch No. 338, of the 24th ultimo, I have the honor to report that the expected amnesty was proclaimed by Prince George of Greece, the high commissioner in Crete, under date or November 11/24th. Its purport was known in advance, and time was allowed to those of the insurgents to whom it did not apply to escape to Greece. About 160 Cretans are said to have come to Athens and the Piraeus, and one sees them in groups about the city. * * * The international troops are at present distributed about [Page 510] the island more generally than was the case a year ago. Prince George is expected to come to Greece before the end of the year and to remain here for several weeks.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.