March 26/April 7 1892

[To the Right Reverend Nicholas (Ziorov), Bishop of the Aleutian Islands and Alaska in 1891-98]

Right Reverend Master and Merciful Archpastor,

I am sending you the newspaper article on local Russian Anarchists, which I told you about yesterday.

It was published in the Evening Post on 1 April. I think, it might be regarded as an April Fool's joke!

Entrusting myself to your prayers, with profound respect, I remain your most obedient servant,

Vladimir Artzymovich

[Russian Consul General in San Francisco in 1891-95.]

Translated from Russian and first published in Holy Trinity Cathedral LIFE, Vol. 1, No. 8, Apr 1994