Mr. Breckinridge to Mr. Olney.
St. Petersburg, July 31, 1895. (Received August 15.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 97, of June 27, in regard to the request of Mr. M. Cinnamon, of Taylor, Tex., that his wife and children be permitted to leave Russia and join him there, and the similar request for his brother-in-law, Berk Modzack, and family, I now have to inclose translation of a note of July 15/27 from the foreign office, stating that the laws of Russia require that such requests be addressed by the interested party in the form of a petition.
This petition must be addressed to the minister of the interior if it is a question of change of nationality, and to the governor of the province if it be for a passport to go abroad.
I have, etc.,