File No. 10044/88.

The Acting Secretary of State to Ambassador Leishman.


(Mr. Bacon says the courteous permission of the Ottoman Government is highly appreciated, and directs Mr. Leishman to convey to the Sultan the President’s great satisfaction at the additional proof of the friendship existing between Turkey and the United States.

Mr. Leishman is informed that the Scorpion, under the command of Lieut Commander George W. Logan, United States Navy, will sail on the 22d, and that her commander will telegraph from Malta or other convenient point and settle with Mr. Leishman the formalities for the passage of the Dardanelles.)