File No. 838.111/119.
The Secretary of State to the American Minister.
Washington , May 10, 1913 .
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.]