Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.
Constantinople, January 7, 1895. (Received Jan. 21.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose for your consideration my note to the minister of foreign affairs regarding a violation of the rights of domicile of the Bev. Mr. Lee by the Ottoman police on December 2 at Marash. This is the first case of that character. I refrain from telegraphing you in the hope that measures will be promptly taken to prevent a repetition of the offense.
If the usual policy of nonaction and delay is observed I will ask you for instructions by telegram.
A mere apology by the offending officer would afford no security for [Page 1253]the future. The consequences of Invasions of the domicile are so far-reaching and destructive to future security that a demand for the removal of the offending officer and the payment of a money indemnity would seem most appropriate.
I have, etc.,