Minister Leishman to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople, February 10, 1906.
Sir: Referring to the department’s No. 708 of October 10, 1904, inclosing copy of a petition addressed to the Sultan by Moses B. Harutun, the original having been given to the Ottoman legation at Washington, in which exemption from personal taxes is prayed for, I have the honor to inclose copy and translation of a note received from the Sublime Porte upon this subject.
The applicant should be instructed to address himself to the Ottoman legation at Washington should he wish to follow the advice contained in the inclosed note.
I have, etc.,