File No. 367.11/82.
The American Ambassador to the Secretary of State.
Constantinople , November 21, 1912.
Sir: Replying to your telegram dated November 19, concerning the seizure of horses [etc.], I have the honor to enclose herewith copy with translation of the circular note on the subject, dated October 10, 1912, received from the Sublime Porte, and also the note verbale identique dated October 12, 1912, in reply thereto, protesting against the requisition “de vive force” of horses and conveyances belonging to foreign subjects.
Prior to the receipt of the above-mentioned telegram, I instructed our consular officers to demand in all such cases most-favored-nation treatment.
I have [etc.]