Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.

No. 196.]

Sir: I am informed that the naturalized citizens of the United States who have been so long detained at Alexandretta2 have been ordered to depart from the Ottoman Empire.

The man imprisoned at Yozgad,1 who has been referred to in former dispatches, will, I have reason to believe, soon be expelled also.

I have, etc.,

A. W. Terrell.
  1. Mrs. Toprahanian was furnished in the summer of 1894 with a United States passport, and by order of the Porte with a teskeré, or traveling passport, to come from the interior of Asia Minor and embark with her two children for the United States to join her husband, a resident of New York. She was stopped at Alexandretta and detained there for more than two months on the ground that she was a Turkish subject.
  2. Aivazian.