Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.


The Sultan desires President’s approval for me to send consul of the United States to Sasoun, with Turkish commission to investigate alleged atrocities on Armenians. I believe your consent will result in great benefit to missionaries in Asia Minor. He wishes the presence of a representative of a neutral power and selects the United States of America. Sends his compliments to the President. I would select Jewett. The Sultan requests a reply before Monday.