Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.

No. 124.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have no late information of progress in the trial of the men under arrest for assaulting Miss Melton. A long letter of 40 or 50 pages from Mr. McDowell, received on the 2d instant, reveals no evidence sufficient to convict. I deem it unnecessary to forward a copy. I inclose copy of a letter just received from Mr. McDowell, which indicates that the new governor sent from here is desirous of doing his duty. I have no means of doing more in this matter to enforce respect for our people in that distant region. The trial is progressing on the river Tigris, at Mosul, opposite old Nineveh. * * *

I have, etc.,

A. W. Terrell.
[Inclosure in No. 124.]

Mr. McDowell to Mr. Terrell.

Dear Sir: I have been informed that the vali received a strong telegram from the grand vizier last week in reference to our case, which I presume to be due to some action taken by you.

The vali has twice sent me assurances of his interest in the case since receiving the telegram.

I thank you for your perseverance in the matter. If redress is obtained it will be due only to your indefatigable efforts.

I sent you by last post a full statement of our case. If it has not been received on receipt of this letter, will you please to telegraph me to that effect that I may send a duplicate of it.

There is nothing new to say about our case.

Very respectfully, etc.,

E. W. McDowell,