Mr. Bayard to Mr. Emmet .
Washington , June 29, 1885.
Sir: I herewith inclose a copy of a letter from the Hon. John V. L. Findlay, of the House of Representatives, from Maryland, of the 23d instant, and of my reply of the 29th, in-regard to the case of Mr. E. Chryssofondis, of Baltimore, who lately visited Turkey, his native country.
Your attention is particularly invited to the allegation quoted in my letter to Mr. Findlay, to the effect that the Turkish officer at Dardanelles [Page 850] had stated that his Govern ment had made a treaty with the other powers by which a Turk who returned to his former allegiance forfeited his citizenship elsewhere acquired, and became again a subject of Turkey. You will examine into the matter, call upon the consular agent at Dardanelles for a report, and make due communication thereof to the Department.
I am, &c.,