Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Fish.
St. Petersburg, March 18, 1873. (Received April 9.)
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Governor Orr arrived here on the evening of March 15. Yesterday, by appointment, I called with him on Prince Gortchacow, who received us very cordially, and informed Governor Orr that he had already spoken to the Emperor, who would receive him the next day. As the interval between arrival and audience is often a week or ten days, this dispatch was, I think, intended as a special compliment to the representative of the United States.
Governor Orr accordingly had an audience from the Emperor to-day, and, with the delivery to him of the archives of the legation, my duties as chargé d’affaires cease. I trust I have been able to perform them to the satisfaction of the Government.
I have, &c.,