Mr. Uhl to Mr. Riddle.

No. 177.]

Sir: I append a copy of telegrams relative to the passport of Adam Aivazian and his right to claim such protection as the United States can give to citizens who were former subjects of Turkey and who have returned to Ottoman jurisdiction.

As Mr. Terrell appears to have pledged himself to take into consideration Aivazian’s acts in Turkey in determining whether he is entitled to protection, it is proper that the legation should be afforded full opportunity to ascertain the nature of the acts imputed to this man.

I inclose a copy of Mr. Aivazian’s application for a passport.1

Referring you to instruction No. 162 of the 29th ultimo, more specifically setting forth the ground upon which your legation should be afforded all proper facilities for arriving at the facts in Aivazian’s case, I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.
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