Mr. Pratt to Mr. Blaine.
Teheran, June 18, 1889. (Received July 24.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 363, diplomatic series, of the 8th instant, I have the honor to report that yesterday, the 17th instant, 1 received a note from his excellency Khali] Khalid Bey, Turkish ambassador [Page 647]at this capital, inclosing for transmission through such channels as I should select, a communication addressed to his excellency the governor-general of the Vilayet of Van, on the subject of the complaint of Messrs. McDowell and Wishard, brought by me to the embassy’s attention on the 8th as already reported.
Copies and translations of the ambassador’s above-mentioned note and of my acknowledgment thereof are herein respectfully submitted.
I have also the honor to submit inclosed for your consideration the copy of a letter I have this day forwarded to Mr. McDowell with the note from the Turkish embassy to the governor-general aforesaid.
It is my hope that the affair may thus be satisfactorily adjusted without the necessity of our Government’s intervention.
I have, etc.,