Mr. King to Mr. Hay.

No. 111.]

Sir: Is a consular or diplomatic officer who is duly authorized to issue United States passports permitted to issue a passport to a citizen of the United States who is at the time of application residing in the jurisdiction of another official so authorized?

The statutes and instructions are not clear on this point, but seem to imply that he is not. Will the Department please interpret?

I have, etc.,

Hamilton King.