Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Fish.
Berlin , March 23, 1874. (Received April 11.)
Sir: In reply to your instruction No. 650, received on the 8th of March, I have the honor to state that I at once addressed a note of inquiry [Page 442] to the acting minister of foreign affairs of Würtemberg as to the truth of the statement that a criminal named Rohrer had been offered a pardon upon condition of emigration to America.
I send you to-day a translation of the reply of the acting minister, Count von Uxkull, which seems to convey an explicit denial not only as to the case reported, but in general as to any practice of granting such pardons in Würtemberg.
I shall therefore, unless otherwise instructed, not pursue the matter further.
I remain, &c.,