Mr. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard.
Berlin, August 10, 1885. (Received August 24.)
Sir: Referring to Mr. Kasson’s No. 223, of April 4, last, concerning the case of Ernst F. Heitmüller, I have the honor to transmit herewith a note received from the foreign office informing me that the return of the fine paid by him has been ordered.
It will be perceived from Count Hatzfeldt’s note that Heitmüller’s statements as to aggravating circumstances in his case are denied by the implicated officials, and the Imperial authorities credit these denials.
As I am advised that Heitmüller can produce no corroborating evidence, I suppose it would be hardly worth while to press the claim further; and this course I shall adopt, awaiting whatever further instruction the honorable Secretary may think proper to send me in the case.
I have, &c.,