Mr. Terrell to Mr. Gresham.
Constantinople, January 10, 1895. (Received Jan. 24.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch, No. 376, of January 7, instant, relating to the unauthorized search of the residence of Rev. Mr. Lee in Marash, I have the honor to inform you that I requested in person yesterday an answer in writing to my note to the foreign minister. He informed me that the Grand Vizier had reproved the acting governor of Marash by telegram already. This I had reason to believe to be true.
I informed the foreign minister that in matters of this importance I desired the written evidence of what was done, and that a mere reproof of the acting governor did not satisfy me; that his reckless conduct showed that lie was not worthy to be trusted, and until my Government directed to the contrary his removal would alone satisfy me.
The foreign minister then in my presence dictated a note to the Grand Vizier, expressing his opinion that the acting governor should be removed, which I doubt not will be done at once.
I inclose a letter just received from Rev. Henry O. Dwight, the chief missionary here, thanking me for my action.
I have, etc.,