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CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LEGATION OF SWITZERLAND AT WASHINGTON—

No.

From and to whom.

Date.

1892.

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Aug. 1

Mr. Tavel protests against the arrest as in viola-
tion of treaty between the United States and
Switzerland, requests an expression of regret,
and that the police agents may be disciplined;
incloses a memorandum of even date stating
the facts in the case.

Same subject: Acknowledges above note; has
requested the governor of Maryland to investi-
gate the case and to cause any of the agents of
the State who may have disregarded the rights
secured to diplomatic officers by the Constitu
tion and laws of the United States to be pun-
ished. Expresses his sincere regret at the oc-

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Mr. MacNutt to Mr. Blaine.. Dec. 17

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Schools and churches: The right of foreigners to
teach in the dominions of Turkey. Refusal of
a permit to Rev. Mr. Easson to build on his own
land except on conditions. Approves Mr.
Hirsch's note verbale of December 15, 1890, in
which he claimed that these conditions were
illegal. The minister may confer with the
British ambassador.

Missionary troubles: Interference with building
operations of Rev. Mr. Bartlett by the Vali of
Bourdour.

Schools and churches: Incloses note verbale ask-
ing the Porte to explain in what it conceives
conversion of dwelling houses into churches
to consist. The minister informs the Porte
that he expects instructions to provincial au-
thorities will contain nothing to injure status

of the missionaries.
Same subject: Incloses text of his note protest-
ing against the ministerial order of December
28, 1891, concerning schools; gives copy of the
order.
Naturalized United States citizens: Correspond.
ence with the Porte as to protection of our
citizens who were once Turkish subjects.
Schools and churches: Views of the Porte as to
missionary schools.

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Schools and churches: Closing of Mr. Easson's
school. Mr. Hirsch addressed a note to the
Porte protesting and deprecating interference
with Mr. Easson's rights.
Foreigners in Turkey: Procedures in civil and
penal matters towards foreigners who live at
distance of more than nine hours from consular
residences; incloses memorandum of the drago
mans; also, a copy of his note replying to note
of October 10, 1891, and stating that the legation
can not assent to the proposed procedure.
Schools: Acknowledges with approval dispatch
No 399.

Same subject: Rev. Mr. Bartlett prevented from
buying land unless he sign a bond that he will
never allow a church or school on same.
Missionary troubles: Correspondence with the
Porte as to arrest of Mr. Crawford at Erdek.
Mr. Hirsch demanded suitable reparation.
Schools and churches: Incloses correspondence
in the case of Mr. Bartlett-the subject of No.
413 above.

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Book trade of missionaries: Incloses note to the
Porte, in which he protests against interference
with a legitimate trade, and reserves the ques
tion of damages done to American citizens by

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Mr. Blaine to Mr. Hirsch... Apr. 22

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Same subject: Incloses statement of Rev. Mr.
Easson as to seizure of American property in
Tenderiah. (See No. 407.)

Same subject: Detention of private correspond-
ence. The Porte has instructed post-office ofli-
cials to prevent such detention.
Interference with building operations: Case of
David Metheney. Incloses note asking the
Porte that the provincial authorities shall cease
interference.

Missionary troubles: Schools in Syria of the Re-
formed Presbyterian Church in America. Case

of Mr. Easson.

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Apr. 25

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Book trade of missionaries: Acknowledges dis-
patch No. 423 on the subject.
Missionary troubles: Approves the terms of his
note to the Porte as to the reopening of schools
closed by the authorities of Dizze.
Stamford Manufacturing Company: Correspond-
ence with, relative to interference of authori-
ties of Alexandretta, with their building opera-
tions. Incloses note to the Porte, giving no-
tice that damages will be claimed.
Schools. Protection of native teachers.
spondence with the authorities of Anatolia |
College respecting the status of native teachers.
Stamford Manufacturing Company. Further
difficulties of. The Porte promises favorable
action.

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Schools in the Gravar district. The teachers im-
prisoned are natives.

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Schools. Incloses letter of Mr. D. Metheney,
commending Mr. Hirsch's action on behalf of
the same.

Same subject. The attitude of the French and
the British ambassadors on the subject.
Stamford Manufacturing Company.
The com-

pany is allowed to proceed with its building.
Schools: Incloses copy of letter of the Board of
Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church
in America, commending action of Mr. Hirsch.
Stamford Manufacturing Company: Approves his
action on behalf of that company.
Schools: Protection of native teachers. Gives
the views of the Department on the question
presented.
Same subject: The obnoxious order of January
has been virtually withdrawn by an inclosed
circular. No further interference will be per-
mitted.

Interference with building operations of the
Stamford Company: The President wishes to
know whether it has been stopped.

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Mr. Blaine to Mr. Hirsch (telegram).

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Same subject: Interference stopped May 17 .....
Schools: Circular issued and distributed among
American missionaries in relation to the late
arrangement of difliculties.

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Same subject: Mr. Hirsch's action is commended.
Interference with building operations of the
Stamford Company: No further steps will be
taken in the absence of further complaints.
School laws of Turkey..
Interference with the circulation of Bibles: It
has been stopped at Aleppo and a promise given
that the same course will be taken at Alachan,
whence a similar complaint was received by
the legation.

Same subject: Commends Mr. Newberry's efforts
to protect the rights of United States citizens.
Missionary troubles: Reports the burning at
Bourdour of Rev. Mr. Bartlett's house after re-
peated promises that the completion of the
building would be allowed.

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Same subject: Instructions as to satisfaction to
be demanded in the above case.
Same subject: Reports previous interference
with the repairs on Rev. Mr. Bartlett's house
incited by Armenians and connived at by the
authorities.

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572

Mr. Newberry to Mr. Foster Oct. 19

575

Same to same

Oct. 19

579

Same to same

Oct. 19

580

Same to same

Oct. 19

Same subject: Acknowledges dispatches relat-
ing to the outrages perpetrated on Rev. Mr.

Bartlett.

Same subject: Authorizes acceptation of indem-
nity offered by the Turkish Government.
Same subject: Indemnity has been paid.....
Same subject: Announces the termination of all
troubles at Alachan.

Same subject: Approves the advice and assur-
ances given to Rev. Mr. Bartlett, as indicated
in dispatch No. 538.

Same subject: It is hoped that the payment of
indemnity to Rev. Mr. Bartlett will be com-
pleted by due protection in the future, and the
punishment of the offenders.

Same subject: Seizure of Bibles at Geybize. In-
closes the report of, received from the Ameri-
can Bible Society, and the note addressed to the
minister for foreign affairs, who immediately
ordered, by telegram, the return of the books.
Same subject: Private journal of Rev. Mr. Bart-
lett in connection with the late outrages at
Bourdour.

Same subject: Instructions to express the pain-
ful impression created by the repeated breaches
of promises, should the molestations of which
the American Bible Society complains continue.
Same subject: Expresses satisfaction caused by
the termination of the troubles at Alachan.
Same subject: The Bibles seized at Geybize have
been returned to the society's agent.
Same subject: Incloses note requesting informa
tion as to punishment inflicted on the men ar-
rested for the burning of Rev. Mr. Bartlett's
house at Bourdour.

Same subject: Acknowledges dispatch No. 547..
Same subject: Expresses the favorable impres
sion conveyed in Rev. Mr. Bartlett's journal
as to the aid given him by the mutessarif of

Isbarta.

Same subject: Transmits the complaint of Mr.
W. W. Mead of molestations suffered at Hajín.
The grand vizier contends that Turkish an-
thorities have the right to search the persons
and property, and seize books and papers where-
ever there is no consular representative.
Same subject: Further outrages against Rev. Mr.
Bartlett and his daughter, at Kara Hissar.
Same subject: The men implicated in the burning
of Rev. Mr. Bartlett's house are to be tried at
Smyrna, and an inquiry is now being made into
the responsibility of the authorities.
Schools: Incloses note addressed to the minister
for foreign affairs in connection with the clos-
ing in 1891 of the American mission school at
Agantz.

Mr. Wharton to Mr. New- Oct. 20 Missionary troubles: Full protection for persons
berry (telegram).

complaining of interference is to be insisted

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Mr. Foster to Mr. Thompson Nov. 29 Rights and privileges of United States citizens

in Turkey: Reviews the circumstances under
which they were acquired; adverts to the dif
ferent ways in which they are infringed, viz,
interference with the building of houses that
may be converted into churches or schools; ex-

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amination and seizure of books and papers; ad-
verts to the friendly relations of the two coun-
tries, and the disposition now manifested of
making redress for outrages perpetrated in re-
mote parts of the Empire; recommends a cour-
teous and firm attitude toward the central gov.
ernment as the best means of securing such
redress.

Same subject. Referring to the complaint of Mr.
Mead in dispatch No. 572, states that the con-
tention of the minister for foreign affairs, that
persons and property can be searched wher-
ever there is no consular representative, is
unwarranted by treaty capitulations and comity.
No further action need be taken until the ar-
rival of Minister Thompson, who has received
full instructions.

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VENEZUELA.

321

1892.

Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Foster.. Aug. 29 Asylum: Violation of right of, by military au

Mr. Adee to Mr. Scruggs (telegram).

Ang. 29

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thorities at Puerto Cabello, in seizing six pas.
sengers on board American vessel Caracas. Re-
ports the circumstances and incloses correspon-
dence relative to.

Revolution: Requests full report of attack on
United States consulat Ciudad Bolivar and states
that a war vessel has been ordered to proceed to
La Guayra.
Aug. 30 Same subject: Copy of his telegram of August
22, asking that a naval vessel be sent to La
Guayra, was communicated to Secretary of the
Navy. Full particulars of the taking of six
passengers from steamer Caracas are awaited.
Aug. 30 Asylum: Violation of right of, taking of passen-
gers from the Caracas. Incloses letter from
Boulton, Bliss & Dallett, of New York, giving
some particulars and transmitting formal pro-
test of the captain.

325 Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Foster.. Sept. 7 Neutrality of American steamers: Incloses cor

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respondence with agents of the "Red D" line,
wherein they state that on several occasions
they have been applied to by the several fac-
tions of the revolution for the use of their
steamers.

Sept. 7 Revolution: Closing of the ports of Ciudad Boli-
var and Puerto Cabello. Incloses decree of the
Villegas government ordering the, which, how-
ever, can not be operative, as the opposing fac
tion holds both ports.
Revolution: War ship Kearsarge has been ordered
to join the Concord in Venezuelan waters to pro-
teet American interests, and the Philadelphia
now in New York is held in readiness to go.
Further advices are awaited.

283 Mr. Foster to Mr. Scruggs

Sept. 8

284 Same to same..

Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Foster (telegram).

Sept. 8 Asylum: Violation of right of, replies to his dis-
patch No. 321 of August 29, and approves his
action in the premises and gives some general
instructions applicable.

Sept. 24 Revolution: Situation remains unchanged. Trans-
mits request of Venezuelan Government that
steamer South Portland, laden with munitions
of war in New York, be prevented from enter-
ing Puerto Cabello by United States naval
forces.

Mr. Foster to Mr. Scruggs Sept. 24 Neutrality: Violation of, states that South Port-
(telegram).

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land case has been fully investigated by Fed-
eral courts in New York and that Government
can not interfere.

Sept. 24 Revolution: Acknowledges his No. 326, of Sep-
tember 8, transmitting decree closing ports.
Agrees with his opinion as to ineffectiveness of
such a measure, and quotes from instructions to
United States minister in Honduras in similar

case.

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