Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.

No. 287.]

Sir: Though a month has passed since my return to this post, the Sultan of Turkey has not redeemed his promise to me to issue the iradé “for Marsovan College during my absence to America or soon after my return.” The excuse that armed sedition is in Armenia no longer exists.

Your telegram to my predecessor, on April 12, 1893, instructed him to demand that the “school be granted a license and full protection,” etc. That protection can be afforded here only by “an iradé.” The Porte so understood it, and, so understanding, promised it to Mr. Thompson.

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I have, etc.,

A. W. Terrell.