to Mr. Wallace.
Washington , August 8, 1881.
Sir: Referring to recent instructions touching the subject of brigandage in Turkey, I desire to forward herewith, for your information, a copy of a letter from the secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, at Boston, of the 27th ultimo, in relation to the insecurity of life and property of American missionaries in that empire. The murder of Dr. Parsons, mentioned in the inclosed letter, has heretofore been the subject of much correspondence between this Department and the legation at Constantinople, as a reference to the files of the latter will show, and was especially presented in my instruction to you of the 29th of June last, No. 3.
In view of the emphatic and unmistakable character of that instruction, it has not been thought necessary to direct you specially at the present time.
Commending the matter to your earnest consideration, however,
I am, &c.,