Mr. Riddle to Mr. Gresham.


I have seen Aivazian. Has been sentenced to ten years for common crime. Says he returned to marry and remained at the request of wife. Has bought a dwelling house near Yozgad and engaged in grain and cattle trade, but says he intended to return to California, where he still owns two town lots, provided he could first close out his affairs in Turkey. I have reserved the right to make claim in future. Full report in my dispatch.