to Mr. Pendleton.
Washington , November 18, 1887.
Sir: I inclose copy of a letter, dated the 4th instant, from the Hon. W. W. Morrow, member of Congress from California, calling attention to the case of one Hans Jacobsen, of San Francisco, who alleges that he has been arrested while in the island of Alsen, on a charge of being a deserter from the German army.
You are instructed to bring the case to the notice of the imperial foreign office, with the request that it may be carefully investigated, [Page 582] and if the facts prove to be as stated that Mr. Jacobsen may be speedily released from arrest, as his business interests in San Francisco are reported to require his presence there.
I am, etc.,