File No. 838.111/119.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 380.]

Sir: The Department has received your No. 1199 of March 25 last, in which you state that you continue to have much difficulty in [Page 581] protecting American citizens of Syrian origin, and report your action in a number of cases that have been brought to your attention.

The Department approves your efforts in this line and transmits for your information a copy of an aide memoire relating to the subject which has been handed to the Haitian Minister at this capital.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Alvey A. Adee.