Mr. Wallace to Mr. Bayard .
Constantinople , April 3, 1885. (Received April 20.)
Sir: Continuing the affair of the American College, reported in my dispatch to the Department, No., 477, I have the honor to add that the minister of public instruction is now pleased to say that on the 6th February last he forwarded a telegram to the vali of Mamouret ul Aziz (Harpoot) instructing him to deliver a permit for the school (college) on [Page 845] request and under the conditions prescribed by the regulation on the subject. If the permit has not ere this been issued, I suspect it is because of the non-payment of a fine imposed upon some of the college attachés for the use of a printing press without a permit therefor first obtained.
My views of the action proper in both the cases are disclosed in a letter to Rev. Mr. Barnum, of which a copy is herewith transmitted.
I am, &c.,