Mr. Riddle to Mr. Olney.

No. 867.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have received a telegram, dated April 29, from Mr. Walker, consular agent at Alexandretta, as follows:

Knapp left for your city by Messageries. Passport bears “exiled.”

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This last phrase would seem to indicate that the Turkish authorities persist in regarding him as under sentence of expulsion from the Empire, notwithstanding his release and delivery to the consular agent at Alexandretta.

With a view to prevent any further misadventure from befalling Knapp, I have written to Mr. Madden, consul at Smyrna, informing him of Knapp’s movements and recommending that he be not lost sight of in case he should be imprudent enough to go ashore while the steamer is in port.

I have, etc.

J. W. Riddle.