868.48/115: Telegram

The High Commissioner at Constantinople (Bristol) to the Acting Secretary of State

193. Referring my telegram number 192, September 19, 4 p.m. Following repeated from Smyrna for the Department’s information.

“Eighteenth. Italian Admiral conferred with Kemal who said would not take responsibility allow Greek ships Smyrna. He will ask Government and inform Admiral. Military Governor and staff left with regiment; new Governor Colonel Madja Bey. American citizen Mr. Tara killed about 4 days ago at his house; will bury to-day. U.S.S. Edsall”.