Mr. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard.
Berlin, December 26, 1887. (Received January 10, 1888.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose for your information copies of a correspondence relating to Mr. Manny Ehrenbacher’s application for a passport, which recently took place between this legation and our consul at Nuremberg.
You will perceive that I offered to issue the desired passport upon [Page 590] the condition that Ehrenbacher should at once return to the United States to perform the duties of citizenship there, and that he withdrew his application, expressing the intention of going shortly to America and applying for a passport there.
You will observe from the inclosures that Mr. Bancroft Davis declined to issue a passport to the father, and that the son has been ever since that time in Germany under his control.
Hoping you will approve my course in this case,
I have, etc.,