Mr. Peirce to Mr. Sherman.
St. Petersburg , August 18, 1897 . (Received Sept. 3.)
Sir: Referring to legation’s No. 546, of May 5, 1897, in the case of Emma Klein, I have the honor to inclose herewith copy and translation of the note of the imperial foreign office giving the law defining the status of widows of foreigners in Russia who were Russian subjects before marriage.
It appears that such widow has the option of remaining of the nationality of her deceased husband or of reverting to her original allegiance.
I have, etc.,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.