Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen .
Constantinople , January 8, 1885. (Received January 27.)
Sir: I have the honor to forward for your consideration a communication received yesterday from the Sublime Porte relative to the case of Dr. Pflaum.
You will observe his excellency admits that some “irregularities” have been discovered in the proceeding against the doctors, and then informs us that the judge and another official of the tribunal have been [Page 826] relieved of their functions, and the president himself has been duly reprimanded.
Are the punishments inflicted satisfactory to the United States! It is for the President to answer.
If, without impertinence, I may express an opinion, it appears to me from the admissions here conveyed that there is a greater necessity than ever for vigorously pressing the indemnity demand in Dr. Pfiaum’s behalf.
Very respectfully, &c.,