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[upper left of page} No 319
{upper right of page} Legation of the United States
Constantinople Oct 4th 1894.

{written at later, in smaller letters on a diagonal running up to the right, on the left-hand side of the page above the addressee}
Acknowledging receipt
of Chip Cipher Telegram
concerning American Schools in Turkey
{underlined with flourish}

To the honorable Walter L Gresham,
Secretary of State,


I have the honor to acknowledge your cipher
telegram of the 2nd inst which in reference to native
teachers in American Schools in Turkey, and
the capricious of arrest of naturalized Americans
/ I append a copy on the overleaf

I hope to succeed in enforcing your
views without straining friendly relations; (but
the protection of Missionaries on the one hand, and
preserving good relations with the Porte on the other,
presents a Scylla and Charibdis of notable which
of duties apparently^so conflicting, that even incessant
caution may not accomplish both)
I have the honor to remain
Your obedient servant
AW Terrell

{written vertically along right-hand margin in Terrell's hand: "confidential"}

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