Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay.
Montevideo, Uruguay, May 21, 1904.
Sir: I inclose copy of my note dated the 17th instant, addressed to the minister of foreign affairs of this Republic, in relation to the case of Louis E. Hufnagel, who claimed to be a citizen of the United States, although born and residing in Uruguay, and copy and translation of the minister’s response, dated May 19, 1904.
If the status of Mr. Hufnagel has been settled adversely to his contention, should he be allowed to retain a United States passport?
I issued to Mr. Hufnagel on or about February 3, 1904, a passport in renewal of the one issued to him on or about March 11, 1902, in obedience to instructions from Acting Secretary Hill in a dispatch dated June 28, 1901.