Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Fish.
Berlin , June 26, 1874. (Received July 17.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose to you herewith the translation of a note received to-day from the secretary of state for foreign affairs, dated June 24, calling attention to an order issued by the district court of the United States at New York, directing the sworn testimony of German citizens at Aix-la-Chapelle and other places in Germany to be taken by the United States consuls at those posts, and objecting to the same as attributing to said consuls functions not warranted by the provisions of Article IX of the American-German consular convention.
I remain, &c.,