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Legation of the United States
Constantinople Febry 15 1895

To the Honorable Walter Q. Gresham,
Secretary of State -
Washington, D.C.


At this semi-barbaric court where
so much depends on ceremonials, I have
the honor to inform you of an embarassing
condition of things, affecting myself.

The European idea that Ambassadors
must in all things take precedence of
Ministers, because of the ˆ fact that fact idea that they
represent the person of the Sovereign, ex-
ists here in full force. So that, if I have
waited for an hour in the ante-room
for an audience, until another has -

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