File No. 4960/8.

The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Leishman.

No. 163.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of the 22d ultimo, reporting your interview with the Sultan on the same day, regarding equal treatment of American institutions, and stating that [Page 1051] if further obstacles to the fulfillment of His Majesty’s promises arise you will ask the department for further instructions.

In view of the telegrams exchanged March 5 and 6, the department will await the result of your request for another audience of His Majesty.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.

(See also correspondence, Increase of Turkish Customs Duties, following.)