Ministry of Foreign Affairs

All-Russian Royal General Consulate in San Francisco

May 16/28, 1879

No. 71

To His Eminence Nestor,

Bishop of the Aleutians and Alaska


Your Eminence, Most Merciful Pastor,


After a personal explanation, I have the honor to forward with this the original reference of the deceased Fr. Archpriest Kedrolivansky of February 8/20, 1877, in his matter with the priest Fr. Bel’kov, — for Your Eminence to examine, most humbly requesting that after finishing this matter, You return this paper to me.

Entrusting myself to Your holy prayers I humbly request You to accept my complete and sincere respect and devotion, with which I have the honor to remain


Your Eminence’s humble servant,

V. Veletsky