Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.
Constantinople, February 1, 1894. (Received Feb. 16.)
Sir: I inclose a copy of my note to the Porte dated December 29, 1893, regarding the imprisonment at Yozgad of Atam Aivazian, in which I proposed to send a representative of the United States to Yozgad, and protested against the continued imprisonment of the man without trial.
Please find also inclosed a copy of the Porte’s answer to that note, written a month after its receipt, in which the man’s claim of American citizenship is admitted to have been made by him.
I inclose also my note to the Porte of yesterday (January 31), in which I stated that I had solicited a letter and teskeré, or traveling permit, for my secretary of legation to go to Yozgad and report to me regarding his right to my protection, and that finally, in obedience tp a manifest duty, I had reported the facts to you for instructions.
I have, etc.,