Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.
Legation of the United States , October 1, 1894 . (Received October 13.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose a note from the Sublime Porte, of the 26th ultimo, announcing final action by the superior provincial court in the case against the assailants of Miss Melton, and requesting from me an expression of approval. I also transmit a copy of my response, dated the 27th ultimo, expressing my approval of the energy displayed by the Turkish Government in the prosecution.[Page 701]
There is a discrepancy between the verbal statement of the grand vizier to me and the note verbale, in that the latter omits the name of Taklio as one of the convicted men. The note verbale was sent by Said Pasha. My telegram was based on the verbal statement of the grand vizier.
The fact that the state’s attorney has appealed from the judgment of acquittal, as to five men found not guilty, you will note. I will personally inspect the evidence when the record reaches here, and urge a conviction or consent to a dismissal as the facts may seem to require.
I have, etc.,