File No. 367.112 Er 4/6.

The American Minister in temporary charge of the embassy at Constantinople to the Secretary of State.


For unavoidable reasons Erickson will not return to Elbassan for about a month, but will go to Monastir to rejoin his family. The foreign office has been so informed; also that the Ottoman Government would be held strictly accountable for the safety of Erickson, his family and his property. The statements of the Turkish ambassador at Washington concerning the dispatch of troops to that part of Albania do not agree with the information made public by the grand vizier. Elbassan is now and always has been considered as outside the zone of insurrection.