to Mr. Evarts.
St. Petersburg , December 31, 1880. (Received January 17, 1881.)
Sir: At a late hour on yesterday afternoon I received your cablegram, dated on the 29th instant, as follows:
Urge treaty obligations Wilczynski case. Further information awaited.
It will be seen by my dispatch No. 73, of yesterday, which was just completed when your cablegram arrived, that I have been giving attention to the case, and have obtained for him permission to return to St. Petersburg, and remain for the limit of time granted to all foreigners upon their national passports, but that the Russian Government declines to modify the existing laws prohibiting foreign Jews to reside in this city.
I inclose copies of correspondence had with the legation at Berlin, which contains some additional facts relating to Mr. Wilczynski.
It appeared from the letter of Minister White, of October 15, inclosed with my No. 48 of October 20, that Mr. Wilczynski, when ordered to leave St. Petersburg, made no application to this legation for advice or assistance. He informed Minister White that he had addressed me a letter in regard to his case, but no such letter has been received. He has not again appeared at the legation in Berlin to learn the result of his application for permission to return to St. Petersburg, and Mr. Everett writes that he is probably now in Russia. If so, he has never made his presence known to this legation, and it is to be presumed that he has not been molested.
I am, &c.,