Mr. Uhl to Mr. Terrell.

No. 274.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge receipt of your No. 331, of the 5th instant, in relation to the measure of protection to be accorded to native teachers in American schools in Turkey.

The action of the Porte in allowing your claim to have a representative of this Government present at any investigation of charges against native teachers in the missionary schools affords ample opportunity on which to base complaint should capricious arrests or vexatious hinderance of the legitimate operations of those schools occur.

Should the result of the examinations conducted in accordance with the understanding you have reached indicate probable cause for proceedings against native teachers, you will simply let matters take their course without protest.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.