Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay.

No. 1525.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose to the Department the certificate of naturalization of Joseph Jacobs, a Syrian. This is the certificate I expected to have received before the last mail closed and to which I referred in my dispatches, No. 1500, August 17, and No. 1520, August 31.

If the honorable Secretary will examine these papers he will find them almost identical, the only difference being the name of the applicant and the date of issue.

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I have, etc.,

W. F. Powell.