Mr. McDonald to Mr. Gresham.
Teheran, Persia , October 26, 1893 . (Received November 29.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch, No. 26, concerning the murder of the Armenian Christian, Aga Jan Khan, at Oroomiah, I have the honor to report that I have received a most kind and satisfactory letter from the Shah, a copy of which is herewith inclosed. I have written thanking His Majesty for the prompt and complete manner in which he has responded to my request; but I beg to inquire whether the case is not one which would justify a telegram direct from the Department? I am sure it would gratify and strengthen him in like action in similar cases. I believe His Majesty is kindly disposed, and that his leanings are in the direction of liberality and justice.
I consider the position and action of His Majesty in this murder case as very gratifying and encouraging in the line of protection to Christians.
I have, etc.,