Minister Leishman to the Secretary of State.

No. 1070.]

Sir: I beg to inclose herewith copy of statement received through the British embassy, showing awards allotted to American claimants by the Cretan commission.

In reply to my question as to when, where, and how the money was to be paid, the English ambassador smilingly remarked that “that is a matter for the future.”

I have, etc.,

John G. A. Leishman.

The British Ambassador to Minister Leishman.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a list of claims made by United States citizens in Crete on account of losses incurred during the Cretan revolutions of 1896, 1897, and 1898, which I have received from his majesty’s consul-general at Canea for communication to your excellency.

Mr. Howard states that these claims have been examined, together with those of other foreigners in Crete, by a commission composed of consuls, and the sums awarded, as stated in the inclosed list, were ratified by a full consular session held on the 27th of March last.

I have, etc.,

N. R. O’Conor.

cretan indemnities.

American claims.

Claimants. Sum allowed.
1 N. Frankiades 2,400
2 George Georgiades 12,000
3 John Kassinatis 6,134
4 Madame Veriki 18,000
Total 38,534