Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.
Legation of the United States, October 29, 1894. (Received November 17.)
Sir: Secretary Riddle has returned to this post from Aleppo, and reports that the governor at Aleppo admitted my right to have a representative present at any examination for crime of a native teacher in an American school, and when his papers are seized for examination. The governor also declared that this was under instructions from the Porte.
I inclose a copy of Mr. Riddle’s report. * * *
It affords me pleasure to report that Mr. Riddle, in the discharge of his delicate and responsible duties at Aleppo and Aintab, executed with fidelity and intelligence his instructions. While affording timely protection for a school which, I think, had been marked for destruction, he secured at Aleppo the cordial coöperation and esteem of the local governor, as shown by that gentleman’s letter.
I have, etc.,