Mr. Adee to Mr. Pratt.

No. 226.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Nos. 459 and 460 of the 3d and 4th ultimo, furnishing details of the assassination of Mrs. Wright, the wife of the American missionary at Salmas, by the Armenian Minas, a teacher in the mission school. The energetic efforts of Her Britannic Majesty’s consul-general at Tabreez to secure the arrest of Minas, which resulted in his capture, are highly appreciated by this [Page 684] Government, and, together with the courteous action of the British minister at Teheran in consenting to the trial of Minas before Her Majesty’s consul-general at Tabreez, will form the subject of an instruction to Mr. Lincoln, minister of the United States at London. Approving your action,

I am, etc.,

Alyey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.