Baron von Thielmann to Mr. Olney.
Washington, February 8, 1896.
Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to acknowledge your excellency’s note, No. 97, of February 7, relative to the seaman Jacob Franck, now in Savannah, Ga.
I have at present laid the matter before the Imperial consul-general in New York, and shall, upon receipt of his reply, inform you more in particular with respect to any action concerning Franck.
In the meanwhile I beg to say that it is the custom in Germany for destitute insane foreigners to be housed and maintained at public cost until their removal is decided upon, and that in this case a similar treatment may be expected on the part of the authorities of the State of Georgia.