The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Powell.
Washington, March 17, 1905.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 1657, of the 21st ultimo, reporting the use of your unofficial good offices on behalf of certain Syrians whose expulsion was ordered from Haiti without a sufficient time being granted them to enable them to dispose of their stocks of goods.
The use of your unofficial good offices in their behalf is approved.
I am, etc.,