Navy Department

Washington, November 18th, 1892.


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Replying to your letter of the 16th instant, I have the honor to inform you that the Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. "PINTA", now cruising in Alaskan waters, has been instructed to render such assistance as may be praticable to the Greek Orthodox Most Reverend Bishop Nicolas of Alasks, by giving him passage in that vessel, and landing or taking him off when so requested.

Please transmit the enclosed letter of introduction to the Greek Orthodox Most Revernd Bishop of Alaska.

Very respectfully,

B. F. Tracy

Secretary of the Navy.

The Honorable,

The Secretary of State.