No. 137.
Mr. Kasson to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 99.]

Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 5, of the 22d of August last, transmitting to the legation certain correspondence relating to the threatened seizure of the inheritance in Germany of Charles Weniger, a naturalized citizen of the United States, in order to enforce the payment of a fine assessed against him for the non-performance of military service, and directing that the case be investigated and such action taken as the facts might be found to warrant, I have the honor to state that the action taken in execution of your instruction by this legation has resulted in the discontinuance of proceedings against Weniger, and in the striking his name from the German military rolls.

The information of this satisfactory termination of Weniger’s case is conveyed in a note received from the foreign office to-day, of which a translation is herewith inclosed.

I have, &c.,

[Inclosure in No. 99.—Translation.]

Count Hatzfeldt to Mr. Kasson.

The undersigned has the honor, recurring to his note of October 3 last, concerning Simon Carl Emil Weniger, born at Königsee, and naturalized as a citizen of the United States of America, to inform Mr. John A. Kasson, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of America, that the execution of the penalty adjudged against Weniger for violation of military duty by the penal chamber of the land court at Rudolstadt, has been discontinued, and that his name has been stricken from the military rolls.

The undersigned renews, &c.,