File No. 594/24–25.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Gummeré.

No. 145.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 337 of the 25th ultimo, transmitting a note from the grand vizier, stating that as soon as order is established at Mequinez directions will be given that American missionaries be granted the promised facilities for securing a suitable residence there.

The department is gratified to receive the grand vizier’s assurances that the promises mentioned will be fulfilled when order is restored.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.