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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

Russia,   pp. 916-937 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 934

934 FOREIGN RELATIONS.I am, etc.,  ALVEY A. ADEE. 
VISIT OF RUSSIAN GRAND DUKE BORIS WLADIMIROVITCH TO 
THE UNITED STATES. 
Count Gassini to lift. Hay. 
[Transiation.1 
IMPERIAL RUSSIAN EMBASSY, 
Bar harbor, July 19, 1902. 
 Mr. SECRETARY OF STATE: His Imperial Highness Monseigneur Grand Duke Boris
Wiadimirovitch sailed from Yokohama on July 15 on board the steamship (' optic,
bound for San Francisco. The Grand Duke travels incognito, with a suite of
five persons. 
 I have to ask that your excellency will cause the necessary steps to be
taken for the granting of the customary courtesies in such cases to the baggage
of the Grand Duke and his suite. I should also wish that a boat be placed
at the disposal of the consul of Russia at San Francisco, so that he may
meet the (' optic, take the orders of His Imperial Highness, and convey the
Grand Duke and his suite to the shore. 
 I should be deeply thankful, Mr. Secretary of State, if you would provide
such police arrangements in San Francisco, as well as during the whole trip
of His Imperial Highness, as will insure the Grand Duke's safety. According
to information at hand, Monseigneur proposes to spend five days in San Francisco,
after which he will visit several States of the Union. 
 I shall lose no time in communicating to your excellency further particulars
of His Imperial Highness' trip as soon as they reach me. 
Warmly thanking you in advance, etc.. 
CA55INI. 
Air. Adee to count Cassin'i. 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, August 9, 1902. 
 M~ DEAR Mu. AMBASSADOR: Referring to previous correspondence regarding the
visit of His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Boris to the United States,
I beg to say that the Acting Secretary of the Navy has communicated to this
Department a report from Hear-Admiral Miller, commandant of the Mare Island
Navy-Yard and Station, in which he states: 
 I sent my aid, Lieutenant-Commander Parker, to confer with the Russian consul
at San Francisco in relation to the visit of His Imperial. Highness the Grand
Duke Boris Wiadimirovitch, and to tender him the services of a tug to meet
the steamer and convey the Grand Duke and his suite to the shore, and also
to inform the consul that we would be pleased to be of any further service,
and in case the Grand Duke would desire to visit this yard, would place the
yard tug at his service. 
 The consul returned his thanks for the courtesies tendered and stated that
he had already made arrangements with the customs officials for a vessel
to convey the (i rand Duke from the steamer, and that his impression was
that the visit to San Francisco would be a short one. 


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