Mr. Peirce to Mr. Olney.

No. 443.]

Sir: Upon the occasion of my first visit to the foreign office, during the present term of my service as chargé d’affaires, I called attention to the fact that no reply had been received to the legation’s note on the subject of the indorsement upon passports issued by our Government to its citizens of damaging statements, and I intimated that the nature of the complaint required a response without further delay. This I was assured would be promptly forthcoming, and I now have the honor to inclose copy of Mr. Chichkine’s note upon the subject, dated November 12/24, together with Mr. Sievert’s passport.

I have, etc.,

Herbert H. D. Peirce,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.
[Inclosure in No. 443.—Translation.]

Mr. Chichkine to Mr. Breckinridge.

Mr. Minister: In response to the note of September 13/25 last, concerning the case of Sievert, I have the honor to inform you that the [Page 519] Imperial ministry has taken the necessary steps to prevent the recurrence of such cases in future.

In returning herewith the inclosure sent with the above-stated note, please receive, Mr. Minister, the assurance of my most distinguished consideration.