Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.


Native Armenian teachers in American college, Aintab, have been arrested as implicated in sedition. No American consul within nine hours. Ottoman Government agrees no search of college shall be made in absence of consul. Missionaries here think arrested men are Ottoman subjects. They telegraphed home, but know only what I have told them as above. They fear systematic effort to destroy missionary schools by arresting native teachers. I will, if necessary, send Mr. Riddle to Aintab. To what extent shall I go for the protection of subjects of Turkey engaged in teaching in American schools?