The Secretary of State to Chargé Jay.

No. 1098.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 1393, of the 17th ultimo, inclosing a copy of your note of that date to the Turkish minister for foreign affairs, regarding the threat of the local authorities at Ceesarea to seize the American school property there by force.

In instruction No. 1081, of the 5th ultimo, which evidently had not reached you when your No. 1393 was written, you were directed to insist on the point made by you regarding the “six months in which to object” being respected.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.