Navy Department

Washington, November 18, 1892.


S i r: —

This will introduce to you the Greek-Orthodox Most Reverend Bishop Nicolas of Alaska.

The Department desire that when the vessel under your command may be visiting or passing those parts of the Coast of Alaska which Bishop Nicolas desires to visit, you will render him such assistance as may be practicable, giving him passage in the "PINTA" and landing or taking him off when so requested.

A copy of a letter from the Charge d’Affaires ad interim of Russia, transmitted through the State Department is herewith inclosed for your information.

Very respectfully,


Secretary on the Navy.