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The Minister in Albania (Grant-Smith) to the Secretary of State

49. Armistice declared evening 4th at the instance of the Government. Beys fearful confiscation of estates. The same day the majority of the Government deputies, a number of officials and families, fled to Durazzo. Tirana garrison immediately took effective measures to insure public safety. Force of tribesmen raised by Ahmed Zogu dissolving, carrying off arms. Nationalists insist upon immediate exile of Ahmed Bey … Destroyer Bulmer arrived at Durazzo Wednesday afternoon. Copy to European Information Center.