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(1888-1889)

Turkey,   pp. 1546-1628 PDF (35.7 MB)


Page 1546


                                  TURKEY.
                                    No. 1053.
                          -Mr. Bayard to Mr. Strauw.
  No. 51.]                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                              Washington, October 31, 1887.
    SIR: I inclose for your information, and with a view to a report upon
 the subject, a copy eofa dispatch from the consul at Jerusalem, No. 26,
 of the 28th ultimo, covering a copy of a communication from the gov-
 ernor of Palestine relative to the expulsion of Jews therefrom.
        I am, etc.,
                                                             T. F. BAYARD.
                                [Inclosure 1 in No. 51.]
                            Mr. Gillman to Mr. Porter.
 No. 26.]                              CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES,
                                                   Jerusalem, September 28,
1887.
   SIR: I have the honor herewith to inclose copy, with translation, of a
communica-
 tion which I have received from his excellency Raouf Pasha, governor of
Jerusalem
 and Palestine, relative to the expulsion from Palestine of Jews who are
foreigners,
 in our case, of course, having reference to citizens of the United States
who are Jews.
   This has been followed by a notice through the police department of Jerusalem,
 given verbally, but of the same tenor.
   It appears this decree (Iradeh) does not apply to all American citizens
in Palestine
 who are Jews, but only to those who have recently come here.
 Asking for your instructions in regard to this decree, that I may govern
myself
 accordingly,
      I am, etc.,
                                                             HENRY GILLMAN.
                         [Inclosure 2 in No. 51.-Translation.]
                           IRaouf Pasha to Mr. Gillman.
                                               MIUTESSARIFLIK OF JERUSALEM.
  SIR: It has been represented to me in a memorial from the police department
that
the consulates do not lend the necessary assistance to cause the foreign
Jews (liter-
ally people of Moses) to return to their countries after the expiration of
the temporary
period assigned to them to perform their pilgrimage, viz: one month, in conformity
to the decision of the Government based on a special iradeh prohibiting foreign
Jews
from coming to reside and settle in Palestine; that, as thereby this decree
is infringed,
the police ask that the necessary steps be taken at the different consulates
to the end
that on the expiration of the above-mentioned term the necessary facilities
should
be afforded by them, both here and on the embarkation at Jaffa, for the return
of the
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