Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Wallace.
Washington, January 29, 1885.
Sir: I have received your No. 460, of the 8th instant, wherein you report that the Sublime Porte now admits the discovery of certain irregularities in the treatment of the case of Dr. Maurice Pflaum and that the removal of two officials and the reprimand of another have been made in consequence thereof. It would seem fitting, in the Department’s judgment, that this admission of irregular treatment of the case [Page 832] should be followed up by an immediate offer on the part of the Government of the Porle to make due reparation to a wronged American citizen. But if such offer be not made within a reasonable time, you are instructed to renew your demand for the payment of a suitable money indemnity. If this step becomes necessary, you will press it with all consistent force and effectiveness.
In this connection I herewith transmit a copy of a letter from Mr. Magnus Pflaum, of Pittsburgh, dated the 8th instant, in regard to hi brothers case. I have given to Mr. Bayne, of the House of Representatives, who referred the letter hither, the present status of Dr. Pflaum’s case.
I am, &c.,