File No. 367.114M69/152.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople , June 28, 1912.
Sir: Referring to my cablegram of May 13, regarding American consular jurisdiction in the case of the captain of the steamship Texas at the time of that vessel’s sinking in Smyrna harbor on April 29 last, and to your cabled instruction of June 5, I have the honor herewith to enclose copies of the notes verbales transmitted by the Embassy to the Porte in pursuance of your instructions.
I have also to transmit herewith copy of a memorandum which I personally handed to the Porte on the 11th of May when first the attention of the Ottoman Government was called to the matter, according to your cabled instructions of May 8.
I have [etc.]