Mr. Uhl to Mr. Runyon.

No. 296.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatch, No. 256, of the 22d ultimo, relative to the application of Mr. F. W. Benque to your embassy to obtain indemnity for losses alleged to have been sustained by him through his expulsion from Hamburg, has been received and read with interest.

The Department is satisfied that the judicial authorities of Germany have given Mr. Benque’s case the most considerate attention. He shows no good ground now for reopening the case, which the Department has repeatedly declined to present to the German Government.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl, Acting Secretary.