File No. 367.114M69/150.

The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


The Ottoman authorities, without replying to my repeated requests for surrender of captain of Texas, began proceedings against [Page 1325] him in the criminal court, Smyrna, on the 9th instant. The Greek Consul, Smyrna, was notified, and the Greek Dragoman attended the trial, which was postponed until July 30. I have again protested and renewed request for surrender to our jurisdiction.