Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay.
Berne, Switzerland , June 19, 1899 .
Sir: I beg leave to inclose herewith the application1 of Edward Klipfel, a naturalized citizen of the United States, who states in his application that he has no intention of returning to the land of his adoption, in which case, under ordinary circumstances and according to the rules of the Department, I would feel compelled to refuse a passport; but as Mr. Klipfel resided sixteen years in the United States, having only left last June, and as his three minor children are native-born citizens, I deem it best to refer the case for your decision and await your further instructions in the matter.
I have, etc.,
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