File No. 17984/2.

The Secretary of State to the Russian Ambassador.

No. 125.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 22d ultimo, in which you advise the department that applications for permits to travel in Russian Turkestan, made by foreigners desiring to visit that country, should be presented through the representatives of their country accredited to the Imperial Russian Government.

In reply I have the honor to say that the information has been made public.

Accept, etc.,

P. C. Knox.