Mavroyeni Bey to Mr. Gresham .
Washington , April 6, 1895.
Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to confirm my note dated yesterday touching the order issued to two American war vessels to proceed to Turkish waters, and to inform your excellency that I have not failed to telegraph to the Imperial Government the statement made to me by your excellency in the afternoon, to wit, that the said order was in no wise hostile to the Sublime Porte, and it being the same as that frequently issued by European Governments to their own war ships, it left no doubt for misinterpretation.
I infer from the foregoing that the newspaper rumors set forth in the extract sent you with my note of yesterday, as well as in the extract herewith, are without foundation and do not represent the sentiment and intentions of the American Government.
Be pleased to accept, etc.,