Mr. Adee to Mr. Jackson.
Washington, August 8, 1895.
Sir: I append on the overleaf copy of your telegram of the 6th instant,1 relative to the action of the German Government in sentencing a Mr. Stern to fine and imprisonment.
In the absence of any knowledge of the facts of the case, the Department can not now instruct you touching your support of a petition for the pardon of Mr. Stern. The right of the individual to exhaust legal remedies or to petition the Sovereign is obvious, and it is not to be supposed that the intervention of the embassy could be necessary to secure his enjoyment of either resort.
I am, etc.,