Mr. Uhl to Mr. McDonald.

No. 29.]

Sir: I have received your No. 26 of 21st ultimo relative to the murder at Oroomiah, Persia, of Aga Jan Khan, an Armenian Christian, under circumstances not entirely clear, The peculiar atrocity of the act has obliged the Christians there, some of whom you understand to be American citizens, to “shut themselves in their homes;” and your interposition on their behalf was proper, if only to quiet their natural apprehensions.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.