File No. 10044/169A.
The Acting Secretary of State to the Turkish Ambassador.
Washington , April 28, 1909 .
Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 27th instant by which you inform the Government of the United States that in compliance with the national will and in accordance with the fetwa rendered by the Sheik-Islam, the national assembly, consisting of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies, in the presence of the members of the cabinet, on April 27th unanimously proclaimed the fall of Sultan Abdul Hamid and the accession to the imperial throne of the lawful heir under the name of His Imperial Majesty the Sultan Mohammed V.
Your note was duly communicated to the President who has this day been pleased to extend, by telegram, his congratulations to His Imperial Majesty in the following words:1
In seizing this occasion to express to your excellency my felicitations I take, etc.,