Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Constantinople, February 13, 1883. (Received March 5.)
Sir: The answer of the minister of foreign affairs to my note No. 126, concerning the right of American citizens to convey real estate, has been received, and I have the honor to inclose a copy and translation of it for your consideration. You will observe the Porte makes concession of the rights of Mr. Sidi’s sons, but persists in denying everything to the father himself.
As this affair is really of interest to other powers, as well as our own, I have thought it best to put another protest on file applicable particularly to the case of Sidi, father. A copy of this paper is also inclosed.
If an answer to the last communication is unreasonably delayed, I will submit the question to my colleagues of the diplomatic corps generally, and endeavor to secure their co-operation.
Very respectfully, &c.,