The Acting Secretary of State to Chargé Jay .

No. 1065.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Leishman’s dispatch No. 1310, of the 6th ultimo, inclosing a copy of his note verbale to the Porte in answer to its circular note verbale of February 28 last regarding the desire of the Porte to put into operation the new stamp law.

You will report what indications there may be of the Turkish Government taking Mr. Leishman’s hint that we can hardly be expected to grant a substantial favor while substantial compliance with our just demands is withheld and while the repeated promises of the Porte in that regard remain unfulfilled.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.