The Secretary of State to Minister Merry.

No. 683.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 1119, of the 21st ultimo, reporting your successful mediation in behalf of three naturalized American citizens of Syrian birth who were threatened with deportation from Costa Rica under the recently promulgated law of Costa Rica governing immigration into that country.

The department would be pleased to have you procure and send to it two or three copies of the Costa Rican immigration law of November 24 last, described in your No. 1115,a of the 5th ultimo.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.