File No. 891.51/69.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 128.]

Sir: Mr. Shuster, Mr. McCaskey, and Mr. Dickey arrived here a few days ago and have been installed for the present in the Attarbek Park, the finest place in Teheran as a residence. They have made a good impression on the Persians, are working already with the finance minister, Mamtaz Ed Dowleh. Mr. Hills, I understand, has arrived at Engeli. The three I have met seem to be admirably chosen.

I am, etc.,

Charles W. Russell.