Mr. Uhl to Mr. Bayard.
Washington, May 8, 1895.
Sir: I inclose for your information copies of two letters, one addressed to the President on February 15, 1895, the other to the Department on the 25th ultimo, by Mr. Hugh J. Carroll, of Pawtucket, R. I. They both refer to the case of John Curtin Kent, an American citizen, who is undergoing life sentence at Chatham, England, upon conviction under the treason-felony act in June, 1883.
I add also a copy of Department’s reply to Mr. Carroll, of the 8th instant.
You are no doubt familiar with the Department’s previous instructions upon this general subject, and the case of Mr. Kent is committed to you for such action in his behalf as you may find it possible to take through such discreet and proper inquiries as may suggest themselves to your mind.
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I am, etc.,