Mr. Uhl to Mr. White.

No. 208.]

Sir: I inclose copies of two letters1 received from Mr. W. W. Saperston and Mr. B. B. Bloch, reporting the case of Stanislaus O. Krzeminski, a native of Russian-Poland, and alleged to be a naturalized American citizen, who, on returning to Russia during the spring of this year, is said to have been arrested and, without trial, exiled to the salt mines in Siberia.

I also inclose copy1 of Department’s reply to Mr. Saperston.

You are instructed to investigate the case, and if Mr. Krzeminski’s American citizenship be established and the facts warrant it, you will do everything in your power to save this unfortunate man from the severe (and in the case of a naturalized American citizen, extraordinary) penalty of exile to the Siberian mines.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.
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