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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: Iu accordance with your instruction of July 9 I have transmitted to Mr. Flourens the initiative the President is authorized to extend, 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 aud of the documents therein mentioned. I have, etc.

HENRY VIGNAUD.

No. 349.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. McLane.

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 inatter, in order that the Department may be able to answer the recent inquiry of bis excellency the governor of Nevada relative to the subject. I am, etc.,

T. 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 further information with reference to the case of John Fruchier, an American citizeu 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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