to Mr. Pendleton.
Washington , October 20, 1887.
Sir: Mr. Coleman’s No. 502 of the 12th ultimo, informing me that he had declined to intervene in behalf of Peter Mackeprang against an order of expulsion, is received.
The correspondence in this case so incontestably shows Mr. Macke-prang’s intention and attempt to divest himself of his acquired American nationality, and so evident a design to make Germany his place of residence that Mr. Coleman’s course in refusing to make what would [Page 577] probably have proved an ineffectual appeal to the German Government to reconsider the order for his expulsion from Prussian territory is folly approved.
I am, etc.,