Mavroyeni Bey to Mr. Gresham.


Mr. Secretary of State:

In response to your note of May 11, I have the honor to repeat to your excellency that in this question of the agitation conducted by certain Armenians the imperial Government has never made any distinction whatsoever contrary to the interests and [Page 760] dignity of the Government of the United States. The investigations which, as you tell me, you desire to make at Constantinople will prove to you that such is the case. The Snblime Porte, in its treatment of the Armenian revolutionists, has no need to inquire from what country these Armenians come. It only considers the measure of their culpability and applies its laws, the purport of which I have already had the honor to bring to your excellency’s knowledge.

Be pleased to accept, etc.