Chargé Jay to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople , February 23, 1905 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instruction, No. 761, of the 7th instant, on the subject of the recent interference with Bible colportage in Turkey.
I have the pleasure to report that, since the writing of my dispatch of January 5 in this connection, there have been no further cases of interference with colporteurs reported up to date to this legation or to the British embassy.[Page 906]
I succeeded in January in securing the immediate and unconditional surrender of the Bibles seized at various points in the Empire.
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I have, etc.,