File No. 4860/64–68.

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Leishman.

No. 215.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your confidential dispatch No. 265, of the 15th ultimo, confirming the note of the Sublime Porte contained in your telegraphic dispatch No. 42, of the 3d ultimo, and inclosing correspondence relating to the Turkish Government’s recognition of American treaty rights, and a note from the foreign office requesting your embassy’s assent to the proposed increase of 3 per cent in the customs duties.

The department highly appreciates and commends what you have accomplished.

I am, etc.,

E. Root.