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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

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                           FRANCE.
                             No. 348.
                   Mr. Vigaaud to Mr. Bayard.
No. 471.1                 LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                   Paris, August 28, 1887. (Received September 13.)
  SIR: In accordance with your instruction of July 9 1 have trans
mitted to Mr. Flourens the initiative the President is authorizest to ex-
tend, with a view of reaching and nnderstanding for abolishing certain
tonnage and light-house dues, and in reply he states that he has sub-
mitted the matter to his colleagues, and that later on he will acquaint
me with their opinion. In the mean time he desires three more copies
of the printed circular of July 9 and of the documents therein mentioned.
      I have, etc.
                                               HENRY VIGNAUD.
                             No. 349.
                    Mr. Bayard to Mr. MeLane.
 No. 268.]                        DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                     Washington, October 20, 1887.
   SIR: With reference to my instruction to your legation, No. 217, of the
 16th of April last, relative to obtaining the discharge from the French
 army of Mr. John Fruchier, a naturalized American citizen of French
 birth, I will thank you to inform me as to what progress has been made
 in the matter, in order that the Department may be able to answer the
 recent inquiry of his excellency the governor of Nevada relative to the
 subject.
       I am, etc.,
                                                  To F. BAYARD,
                              No. 350.
                     Mr. McLane to Mr. Bayard.
 No. 495.]                LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                 Paris, November 4,1887. (Received November 15.)
   SIR: In reply to your No. 268, of October 20, asking for fuirther in-
 formation with reference to the case of John Fruchier, an American
 citizen of French origin, enlisted in the French army, I have to state
 that as usual the French Government has declined to take any action
 in the matter, on the ground that a Frenchman who claims to have ac.
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