Mr. Peirce to Mr. Uhl.
St. Petersburg, June 4, 1895. (Received June 21.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 57, of May 16, 1895, relating to the action of the Russian minister at Peking in the case of certain American missionaries in Kalgan, China, who desired to take refuge in Siberia, fearing an insurrection in China.
As instructed by you, I have addressed a note to the imperial foreign office asking whether the regulations against the residence or travel of foreign ecclesiastics or missionaries in Siberia are as strict as Count Cassini interprets them to be. I inclose herewith a copy of my note.
I have, etc.,