Religious Toleration in Egypt: Official Correspondence Relating to the Indemnity Obtained for the Maltreatment of Faris-el-Hakim, an Agent of the American Missionaries in Egypt : Reprinted from Published Official Documents

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Warrington, Printer, 1862 - Persecution - 16 pages
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Page 17 - Laser Print natural white, a 60 # book weight acid-free archival paper which meets the requirements of ANSI/NISO Z39.48-1992 (permanence of paper) Preservation photocopying and binding by Acme Bookbinding Charlestown, Massachusetts CD 1995 The borrower must return this item on or before the last date stamped below.
Page 3 - The Secretary of State, to whom was referred the resolution of the House of Representatives...
Page 3 - To the Senate of the United States: In compliance with the resolution of the Senate of the...
Page 8 - ... increased to about two hundred persons, to beat me, whereupon the brother of the cadi came forward, spat in my face, and struck me on the head. The cadi then said, " Beat him," when a man came forward called Ayyub Kashif, who said :
Page 5 - I said it was quite immaterial to my purpose whether Faris was or was not an American protege in the usual sense of the term. Faris was the agent and representative of two American citizens, engaged in a lawful missionary enterprise. An outrage on him was an outrage on them ; and I should demand satisfaction as urgently as if they, and not their representative, had been thus maltreated. The case, in my opinion, was one to be settled not by diplomatic technicalities, but on its substantial merits,...
Page 3 - Osiut, and would communicate it to me at. once. Two days later his excellency accordingly informed me that the moudir had reported by telegraph that neither he nor the United States consular agent at Osiut had the least knowledge that Farif» was an American protege, but that he would nevertheless order an inquiry into the tacts.
Page 3 - Representatives of the 2oth instant, requesting information in regard to the indemnity obtained by the consul-general of the United States at Alexandria, Egypt, for the maltreatment of Faris-El-Hakim, an agent in the employ of the American missionaries in that country, I transmit a report from the Secretary of State and the documents by which it was accompanied. ABRAHAM LINCOLN. WASHINGTON, May 2j, 1862.
Page 8 - ... their evil purpose, and therefore answered them, to the utmost of my ability, in the most civil and respectful manner. Finding that they had not accomplished their purpose of exciting me to say something rash or improper, they stirred up the ignorant people to insult me with reproachful language. On this I attempted to leave the court, which when they perceived they prevented me, and the cadi said:
Page 5 - Christian people would await his decision with great interest. Not only the numerous and influential religious associations of Christendom, but the friends of civilization everywhere would hold this to be a test question as to the progress of just government and religious toleration in Egypt.
Page 8 - From this insult, and from its being so different from their ordinary treatment of me, and especially from the irrelevant questions put to me, I understood their evil purpose, and therefore answered them to the utmost of my ability in the most civil and respectful manner.. Finding that they had not accomplished their purpose of exciting me to say something rash or improper, they stirred up the ignorant people to insult me with reproachful language. On this 1 attempted to leave the court, which, when...

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