No. 38.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Tree .

No. 82.]

Sir: Your dispatch, No. 232, of the 7th instant, acknowledging the receipt of the Department’s circular instruction of the 8th of February, 1887, relative to the marriage of American citizens abroad, and reporting instances of marriages repudiated in Belgium, which were entered into between Belgians and Americans in the United States, without observing the restrictions of Belgian law, has been received and read with interest.

Information in regard to the practical working of the marriage laws of foreign countries as affecting our citizens will always be acceptable to the Department.

I am etc.,

T. F. Bayard.