Mr. Terrell to Mr. Olney.

No. 945.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a telegram from Consular Agent Poche of August 10, informing me that naturalized American prisoners at Aleppo clamor for more food. I inclose also a copy of my telegram to Consul Madden at Smyrna, forwarded for the information of the captain of the San Francisco.

The prisoners are reported as revolutionists by a former telegram from Poche.

I have, etc.,

A. W. Terrell.
[Inclosure 1, in No. 945.—Telegram.]

Mr. Poche to Mr. Terrell.

Nine prisoners exhausted their means and claim help. Vali informed. Says he can not allow more than 300 drams (3 pounds) of bread according to regulation.


N. B.—Three of the nine prisoners mentioned have not proved their naturalization.

[Inclosure 2 in No. 945.—Telegram.]

Mr. Terrell to Mr. Madden.

Consular Agent Poche telegraphs that six naturalized American citizens are in prison at Aleppo clamoring for food, which is refused. Inform captain of San Francisco that the seaport for Aleppo is Alexandretta. Inform me immediately when other American war boats reach Smyrna.