Diplomatic Agent Jackson to the Secretary of State.

No. 130. Bulgarian Series.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 121, of the 6th instant, from Sofia, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy and translation of a note which I have just received from General Petroff, the Bulgarian minister of foreign affairs. In this note, which is dated June 6/19, the Bulgarian Government accepts the proposition made by me, in the name of the American Government, in my note of June 5, that “reciprocal most-favored-nation treatment should continue to be applied in the commercial relations between the Government of the United States and the Government of Bulgaria.”

By a telegram which I have received from General Petroff to-day, I am informed the arrangement (granting to our commerce the benefits of the commercial conventions recently concluded by Bulgaria with other countries) was put into effect (“mis en vigueur”) from the date of my note, and I am promised another note to explain to me why no princely ukase was considered necessary.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.