No. 18.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Lawton.

No. 14.]

Sir: I have received your No. 14 of the 4th ultimo, reporting your refusal to issue a passport to Mr. Sigismund Lowinsohn, who, being desirous of “registering the birth of a child,” has applied, as a naturalized citizen of the United States, for a passport, but refuses to make any definite statement as to the time of his return to the United States, and evidently has no definite intentions on that subject.

As appears by his certificate of naturalization Mr. Löwinsohn was naturalized in the court of common pleas of New York City on the 5th of February, 1872. He was born in Pressburg, Hungary, on the 5th of February, 1851, and therefore had just reached the age of twenty-one years on the day of his naturalization. He came to the United States in November, 1866, and had consequently, at the time of his naturalization, lived in the United States just long enough for that purpose. He left the country of adoption in February (he does not give the day), 1872, a few days only after his naturalization, returned to the land of his nativity, and in March, the month after his departure from the United States, settled himself in Vienna, where he has since continued to reside, has married and had children born to him, and is engaged in a lucrative business. He has never visited the United States since he left it in 1872, and now evidently has no definite intention of ever returning and performing the duties and assuming the liabilities of American citizenship.

Your action is approved.

I am, etc.

T. F. Bayard.