Mr. Terrell to Mr. Olney.

No. 623 B.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a note from the Porte, written after repeated requests for information in writing regarding the long imprisonment and final release of Krekor Arakelian at Marsovan.

Kircor Garabet was one of the men who were assassinated by Armenian revolutionists. He, I am informed, received notice that he would be assassinated more than a year ago, when Mr. Tracy and the other missionaries were marked for destruction. Arakelian was long detained in prison, confessedly on suspicion alone.

My protest and demands for his release remained for several weeks disregarded.

I have, etc.,

A. W. Terrell.
[Inclosure in No. 623 B.]

Turkhan Pasha to Mr. Terrell.

Mr. Envoy: In reply to the note that your excellency kindly addressed to me under the date of the 15th of July last, No. 72, I have the honor to inform you that the man, Krekor Arakelian, who had been arrested at Sivas as implicated in the murder of Kircor Garabet, has already been released in consequence of a decree dismissing the charge issued in his favor.

Please accept, etc.,