Mr. Uhl to Mr. Breckinridge.
Washington , May 15, 1895.
Sir: In connection with the Department’s No. 50, of the 3d instant, directing you to investigate and extend your good offices in the case of John Ginzberg, arrested in Russia for having, as is understood, evaded military duty, I have now to inclose for your further information a copy of a letter from his excellency the governor of Montana, of the 9th instant, covering an affidavit of John M. Lewis, of Glasgow, in that State, bearing upon the case of Mr. Ginzberg, and a printed copy of his pathetic letter detailing the features of his complaint.
Although I remarked in my previous instruction that Mr. Ginzberg had been granted a passport, and that his sworn statements corresponded with those contained in the letter from Mr. Robert M. Lewis, I send, out of abundant caution, a copy of Mr. Ginzberg’s passport application, dated October 4, 1894.
It is possible, as would appear from a remark in his printed letter of March 26 last to Mr. Lewis, that his case had been brought to your attention prior to the receipt of the Department’s No. 50, but if not, I am confident that you will upon its arrival do whatever you properly can to effect Mr. Ginzberg’s release should the facts as ascertained by you warrant your intervention in his behalf.
I am, etc.,