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TENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
secure, as far as international law permits, that justice be secured to our Jewish fellow-countrymen in foreign countries. No unnecessary delay will occur in giving full information to the House."
Baron H. de Worms gave notice that in consequence of the answer he had just received he would, on Thursday, the 23rd inst., ask whether the Commercial Treaty of 1859, between this country and Russia, which stipulates that all English subjects shall be at liberty to come to all places in Russia to which other foreigners are free to come, has been abrogated. If not, whether the Ukase of 1860, by which the participation of foreign Jews in the immunities of Russian traders was confined to a select number of eminent and wealthy bankers and manufacturers, can, in international law, be held to have set aside the above Treaty stipulation, and whether it is not the fact that no law existed in Russia in 1859 limiting the period of the stay of a foreign Jew in St. Petersburg to twenty-four hours, so that the saving clause in the Treaty as to" the laws, decrees, and special stipulations regarding commerce, industry, and police in each of the two countries, and generally applicable to all foreigners," cannot apply to the case of Mr. Lewisohn.
Baron Henry de Worms has also given notice in the House of Commons of the following motion:—
"That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that Her Majesty will be graciously pleased to extend Her Royal Protection to British subjects abroad who may belong to the Jewish faith, and cause a representation to be made to the Government of Russia respecting the case of Mr. Lewisohn, a British subject, who, though provided with a
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