Baron Rosen to Mr. Bayard.
Washington , September 23–October 5, 1887. (Received October 5.)
The chargé d’affaires of Russia presents his compliments to the Secretary of State, and has the honor to say, in reply to his communication of the 4th of October that the documents forwarded for authentication relating to property in Russian Poland, and issuing from persons who appear to be Hebrews, could only be legalized by this legation if accompanied by passports for foreign travel or other documentary evidence Showing that the said persons had left Russia with the permission of the Imperial Government, as all legations and consulates are under instructions not to authenticate any documents whatsoever Mating to the transfer of property in Russian Poland issuing from Hebrews who have left Russia without permission. In the absence of the evidence above referred to the chargé d’affaires of Russia regrets not to be able to comply with the request of the Secretary of State in regard to the authentication of the said documents, which are returned herewith.