Mr. Everett to Mr. Evarts.
Berlin, February 17. 1879. (Received March 6.)
Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 36, of the 25th November, 1878, I have the honor to inclose a note, with inclosure, received from the imperial foreign office on the subject of laws against counterfeiting the paper currency of the United States. In applying for this information I also took the liberty to inquire as to the laws concerning counterfeiting postage and revenue stamps of the United States, as complaints and specimens of such counterfeiting have been brought to the notice of the legation by the principal postage-stamp collector of Berlin. For this species of fraud there seems to be little chance of redress under German law, according to the reserved ruling of the foreign office.
I have, &c.,