Mr. Breckinridge to Mr. Gresham.
St. Petersburg, December 4, 1894.
(Received December 17.)
Sir: I write in further reply to your No. 252, of October 27, addressed to Mr. Peirce and in response to Mr. Uhl’s No. 12, of November 16, since received.
As I infer from No. 252 that copies of papers in the case meet the requirements of the Department (they being copies of the required official reports of the death of Krzeminski that Mr. Peirce sent), and as the originals may be needed in further proceedings here, I still retain the original certificates from Warsaw.
In response to the request for “any other information” in regard to this matter, and in order that, you may possess the fullest view of the case that I can present, I herewith transmit copies of correspondence between this legation and the consul at Warsaw. These are in addition [Page 553] to the papers transmitted with Mr. Peirce’s Nos. 282 and 285, of October 23 and 26.
Attention is called to the letter from the consul at Warsaw of November 3, copy inclosed. None of the correspondence of August 3 and immediately thereafter, set forth in this letter of November 3, is of record in this legation. And Mr. Peirce informs me that so far as he knows this legation had no further information that Warsaw was the place of Krzeminski’s imprisonment than that the minister of the interior had so stated in an informal conversation until the consul’s letter of October 3, communicating the intelligence of the death of Krzeminski, was received. It appears, however, from a note from Mr. White to the foreign office, dated September 6/18, that he was still ignorant of the fact.
In regard to the removal of the body of Krzeminski, I this day addressed a communication to the Imperial Government in accordance with your instructions, and I will report the result to you as soon as a reply is received.
I have, etc,