Mr. Leishman to Mr. Sherman.
Berne , September 6, 1897 . (Received Sept. 20.)
Sir: Replying further to your dispatch No. 97, addressed to my predecessor, Mr. Peak, I beg leave to inclose copy of letter from Mr. Eugene Germain, United States consul at Zurich, in regard to Fred. Arnold Schneider; also copy of letter from the father of said Schneider, Arnold Schneider, sr., addressed to Mr. Germain.
While the acceptance by the Swiss Government (through the department of justice of the canton of Zurich) of Mr. Schneider’s formal application to be released from Swiss citizenship settles the Schneider matter and avoids any further trouble or complication at present, it is to be regretted that it still leaves the vital point at issue in an unsettled condition, and I can only hope that a similar case will not arise again.
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