Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.
Constantinople, November 30, 1894.
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.