No. 36.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Tree.

No. 81.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 224, of the 28th ultimo, reporting your course in refusing to grant to Mr. Charles G. Richter a passport upon the ground that he has been absent from this country for sixteen years and has no fixed intentions of returning at anytime in the future, has been received. Your action in the premises is approved by the Department.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.