Mr. Riddle to Mr. Gresham.
Legation of the United States, June 2, 1894. (Received June 18.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith copy of a dispatch from Mr. Madden, consul at Smyrna, to Mr. Short, consul-general; also copies of correspondence between Mr. Madden and the governor-general of the vilayet of Aidin, relative to the case of Mr. Socrates A. Seferiades, a naturalized American citizen, who is claimed for trial by the Turkish authorities at Smyrna for the offense set forth in Mr. Madden’s dispatch to the consul-general. I have instructed Mr. Madden, through the consul-general, not to yield the disputed point in Article iv of the treaty of 1830.
I am informed that Mr. Seferiades obtained his naturalization in 1893, but I have not yet learned in what State. I shall try to supplement the meager information which has so far reached the legation by an inquiry as to the circumstances of Mr. Seferiades’s naturalization and as to his intentions regarding future residence, and will inform the Department of the result of my investigation.
I have, etc.,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.