File No. 367.112 Er 4/1.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.


The action of the Ottoman Government is regarded by the Department as unwarrantable and in direct violation of our treaty rights. The embassy is instructed to press for immediate removal of present restraints against the return of Erickson to Elbassan, and to reserve at the same time all rights in regard to damages.