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method could be devised by them than to
arrest the native Armenian teachers
if they desire the destruction of Missionary

I find neither in treaties or capitula-
tions any rule by which I can interpose
as matter of right, to prevent the capricious
arrest and imprisonment of Turkish subjects
employed by American teachers. And yet,
when much money has been expended, and
houses built, after the Turks have for
years permitted the employment of natives,
as teachers, justice would seem to require
that I should have some right to prevent
the destruction of American interests, by
their being maliciously arrested and
imprisoned. To permit it would mean
the departure of the Missionaries from
Turkey, and therefore the sacrifice of property

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