This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its serious concern because of the harsh measures now being enforced against the Hebrews in Russia.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Annual Message to Congress, December 9, 1891. Public Papers and Addresses of Benjamin Harrison, Twenty-Third President of the United States, p. 100, Government Printing Office (1893).
Harrison found discrimination against Jews as disturbing as discrimination against African Americans.