Mr. Adee to Mr. Jackson.

No. 368.]

Sir: I append on the overleaf copy of your telegram of the 28th instant concerning the case of Louis Stern, mentioned in my telegram of the 25th.

It is assumed that your statement relates to a petition by Mr. Stern himself. The individual right of petition is inherent and not to be denied by Germany nor interfered with by this Government. Under these circumstances the Department perceives no objection to the consular officer at Bamberg transmitting the petition, as you state, direct to the Bavarian secretary of state without official indorsement.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary