File No. 367.114M69/157.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople, July 12, 1912.
Sir: In continuation of my despatch No. 234 dated June 28, 1912, concerning the jurisdiction in the case of the captain of the steamship Texas sunk in Smyrna harbor on April 29 last, I have the honor herewith to enclose copies of telegrams received from the American Consul General at Smyrna showing subsequent developments in the case and the commencement of the trial of the captain in a Turkish penal court; also copies of my telegrams to the Consul General, and copy of the protest which I have directed to H. E. Moustafa Assim Bey, Minister for Foreign Affairs.
I have [etc.]