Mr. Terrell to Mr. Olney.
Constantinople, August 10, 1896.
Serkis der Havannessian and Hogop Pamgodjian claim American citizenship, and say they received passports at Boston January 10, 1895. Mardiros Simonian claims he received passport numbered 17241, dated January 17, 1895. Passport not produced. Inform me if they are naturalized citizens of the United States. These three are imprisoned as revolutionists at Aleppo with six others who have proper passports. Have demanded their release of and informed Turkish Government that immediate surrender to me is expected, and that their expulsion from Turkey will not be objected to.