Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Cramer.
Washington, December 6, 1882.
Sir: I have to acknowledge your No. 18, of November 16, 1882, in regard to the shipment to New York of an improper person, a pauper and drunkard, by the town authorities of Woelflinswyl, canton of Aargau, in violation of the laws on the subject of emigration, and inclosing a [Page 806]copy of your note to the President of the Swiss Confederation, protesting in the matter.
In reply I have to state that the subject was brought to the notice of the commissioners of charities and correction of New York on receipt of a dispatch from Consul Byers narrating the facts of the case. The Department is not yet informed what action has been taken.
Your note to the President of the Swiss Confederation is approved, and you will continue to exercise vigilance to prevent such shipments of improper persons, and to protest against them.
I am, &c.,