Mr. Lothrop to Mr. Bayard.
St. Petersburg , June 1, 1887. (Received June 18.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose to you a cutting from the Journal de St. Petersburg of this morning, with a translation thereof, relative to the proposed law for naturalization.
If it shall become a law in the form proposed, it will not only distinctly recognize the right of expatriation, but remove many of the most serious difficulties we have had in dealing with the question.
I have reason to believe that the views and wishes of the United States, which I have not failed to present on every suitable occasion, have had a material influence with the Imperial Government.
I am, etc.,