No. 631.

Mr. Wallace to Mr. Frelinghuysen .

No. 460.]

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.,

[Inclosure in No. 460.—Translation.]

Assim Pasha to Mr. Wallace .

Mr. Envoy: Referring to my note of the 30th of last April, No. 74404, 19, I have the honor to inform you that after inquiry made by the ministry of justice, it has been found that certain irregularities occurred in the management of the affairs concerning Dr. Maurice Pflaum, an American citizen. The examining magistrate, as well as the recorder of the court of Asos, have, consequently, been removed, and the president of the tribunal, himself, has been duly reprimanded.

Accept, &c.,