Mavroyeni Bey to Mr. Gresham.


Mr. Secretary of State: The Ottoman consul-general at New York informs me that 30 Armenians, residing in New York, propose to engage in military drill in order that, upon occasion, they may be prepared, as they openly declare through their journals, to disturb order and tranquillity in Turkey.

Whatever may be the provisions of law in force in the United States, it is evident that, in the case of a government, as in this instance, the competent authorities of the State of New York are in a position to prevent these drills whenever they take place. Therefore I pray your excellency to be pleased to send a copy of my present note to them, in order that they may forthwith be advised of the matter.

Be pleased, etc.,