Mr. Breckinridge to Mr. Olney.

No. 379.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 282 of April 11, concerning the return to the United States of Henry Topor (known here as Henri Baritsky), I inclose copy of my letter of this date to our consul at Warsaw, which shows the present status of his case.

I am afraid there is not much chance of the relatives at Warsaw helping Mr. Topor, but I will see what can be done.

I have, etc.,

Clifton R. Breckinridge.
[Inclosure in No. 379.]

Mr. Breckinridge to Mr. Rawicz.

Sir: Referring to my letter of December 20, 1895, concerning Henry Topor (Baritsky), I now have to say that the Russian Government has arrested proceedings in his case, owing to his mental condition, and will permit him to return to the United States upon condition, however, that he is to be accompanied by some person of trust designated by this legation and that the expense of the journey shall be guaranteed by the legation.

In a former communication I was informed by the Department of State that the money for Topor’s return would have to be provided by his relatives at Warsaw or from some such source, as the Government makes no provision for such expenditures and the family at Chicago were said to be unable to meet them.

You are desired to inquire as promptly as you can as to Topor’s present condition and location and to inform me. Also, let me know what his relatives at Warsaw propose to do in regard to defraying the expense of his return to the United States and the probability of securing an escort whom you can recommend.

I am, etc.,

Clifton R. Breckinridge.