Mr. Uhl to Mr. McDonald.

No. 88.]

Sir: I have received and read with great interest Mr. Tyler’s No. 130, diplomatic series, of the 3d ultimo, in relation to the forcible removal of a Persian Jew from the Rev. James Hawkes’s house in Hamadan by the Persian authorities, and generally in relation to the custom of asylum and the domiciliary rights of American citizens.

As the Persian Government had made no complaint of any misuse of protection by Mr. Hawkes, the Department’s instruction was intended rather by way of comment and caution than as a rebuke. Nevertheless, Mr. Tyler’s circular letter calls timely attention to the general subject, and will doubtless conduce to the avoidance of any cause of complaint on this score.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.