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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)

Siam,   pp. 943-948 PDF (315.7 KB)


Page 944

  HAMILTON KING. 944 FOREIGN RELATIONS. 
 You are instructed to report circumstantially to the Department any in~tance
known to you of the issuance of passports by a diplomatic or consular officer
to citizens of the United States residing in the district of another diplomatic
or consular officer. 
 I am, etc,, JOHN HAY. 
JJfr. K~ng to Mr. hay. 
 No. 122.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Bang/co/c, July 10, 1902. 
 SIR: Replying to diplomatic dispatch No. 83, March 19, 1902, my question
arose from the fact that last February I received from one Henry S. Wetherbee
a request for a passport, which request was accompanied by the necessary
papers. Mr. Wetherbee, as inclosure 1 will show, was in the jurisdiction
of the consul-general at Calcutta, and, interpreting the matter in the same
way the Department does in its dispatch No.83 tome, Iforwarded the request
to Hon. Robert F. Patterson, United States consul-general, Calcutta, India,
and explained my action in a letter to Mr. Wetherbee. 
 I have, etc., HAMILTON KING. 
[Inclosure 1.] 
Mr. King to Mr. Wetherbee. 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED SPATES, 
Bangkok, February 5, 19O~. 
 SIR: By last mail I received your communication in reference to a passport.
Bur. mah is under the jurisdiction of the consul-general at Calcutta, Hon.
Robert F. Patterson, and I have forwarded your correspondence as it came
to me directly to him, with the hope that this might save you some little
time in a quest that seems to have cost you a good deal of time and trouble.
You will no doubt hear from Mr. Patterson very shortly after you receive
this. 
 * * * * * * * 
 Yours, sincerely, 
 HAMILTON KING. 
[Inclosure 2.] 
Mr. King to Mr. Patterson. 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Bangkok, February 5, 190t1. 
 DEAR SIR: I inclose a sheaf of correspondence from one Henry S. Wetherbee,
who desires to secure a United States passport. Mr. Wetherbee is in Yenang
Yaung, Upper Burmah, India, and under your jurisdiction. Hence I forward
this material to you. I interpret paragraph 147, Consular Regulations, and
Revised Statutes, section 4075, as exclusive as well as inclusive. The fee
to which Mr. Wetherbee refers did not appear in his letter. I inclose, however,
three postage stamps which he sent, and will to-day write him that I have
turned this matter over to his consul-general, Hon. Robert F. Patterson,
Calcutta, India. 
Yours, sincerely, 


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