The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Terres.

No. 726.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Powell’s No. 1874, of the 20th ultimo, in which he states that Mr. A. Lagojannis is an American citizen, of Greek origin, and that he conducts a large retail business in fancy articles. He adds that, under the terms of the law now being enforced, no foreigners, “except in special cases,” are allowed to conduct retail business.

If Mr. Lagojannis’s case is one of the special cases excepted from the terms of the law he may press his claim of right to do business.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.