File No. 867.4016/218a
The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Turkey (Morgenthau)
1140. Letters from private sources relative to Armenian persecutions which have reached the United States and been published in the newspapers have aroused a general and intense feeling of indignation among the American people. You are instructed to continue to use your good offices for the amelioration of the condition of the Armenians and to prevent the continuation of the persecution of the Armenians, informing Turkish Government that this persecution is destroying the feeling of good will which the people of the United States have held towards Turkey.