Mr. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard .
Berlin , June 22, 1885. (Received July 6.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith the correspondence between this legation and the foreign office, relating to the expulsion from Prussia of Meyer Gad, a naturalized citizen of the United States.
The reasons for Count Hatzfeldtfs refusal to grant the request for a longer sojourn by Gad in this country, made by my predecessor, Mr. Kasson, are set forth at some length in the note of the 16th instant, from the foreign office.
Stress is laid on the fact that Gad had already been expelled from Prussia while a Russian subject, and before his naturalization in the United States, and it is argued that the treaty of February 22, 1868, between the United States and the North German Confederation, does not apply to his case as he has never been a German subject.
It is intimated that circumstances indicate that Gad has no intention of returning to the United States, that he has committed dishonest acts in Prussia, and it is stated, in conclusion, that his past history would not seem to justify exceptional consideration for his wishes.
Gad’s expulsion is probably owing in a great measure to the fact that he was formerly a Russian subject. The policy of expelling Russians coming into Prussia to settle is being rigorously prosecuted by this Government for the reason, no doubt, that such immigration tends to arrest the Germanization of that portion of Prussia which borders on Russian-Poland and is largely inhabited by persons of Polish origin.
Gad has been informed of the adverse decision in his case.
I have, &c.,