Minister Jackson to the Secretary of State.

No. 414.—Greek Series.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence, I have the honor to report that formal verbal representations were made conjointly this afternoon by the representatives of the (six) powers signatory to the treaty of Berlin, calling upon the Greek Government to exert itself more effectively to prevent the formation of Greek bands, etc., and to apply itself toward exercising a quieting influence upon the Greeks in Macedonia. I am not informed as to the text of the “verbal” representations—a copy of which was left with Mr. Skouses, the Greek minister of foreign affairs—but I understand that they contained no direct reference to Roumania or the Koutzo-Wallachs. Mr. Skouses replied at length to the foreign representatives, but he is said to have made no new statement or argument, or to have made any promises.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.