Mr. Wharton to Mr. Snowden.

No. 41.]

Sir: In connection with my instruction No. 40 of the 18th instant, relative to the case of Mr. Emmanuel C. Catechi, I have now to request that you will make discreet investigation of the circumstances of his residence in Greece, whether pointing to permanency of abode there or indicating his purpose to return within a reasonable period to the United States and discharge the duties of citizenship.

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This instruction is, of course, to be regarded as independent of my No. 40, which concerns Mr. Catechi as a naturalized citizen of the United States and treats of his rights as such. But as a measure of precaution for its future guidance, if needs be, the Department deems it desirable to possess all attainable facts touching the residence of a citizen of this country who contemplates a sojourn in that of his former allegiance.

I am, etc.,

William F. Wharton,
Acting Secretary.