No. 589.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Lothrop.

No. 81.]

Sir: I have received your No. 103 touching a proposed modification of the Russian law on the subject of naturalization. A movement in this direction is very gratifying. You will omit no discreet endeavor to encourage the disposition and lead it towards a fuller recognition of the inherent right of expatriation, which is now firmly rooted in international law.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.