Mr. Smythe to Mr. Olney.

No. 204, Dip. Ser.]

Sir: Your dispatch, No. 147, in regard to my report of the circumstances attending the expulsion of Mr. Loewi, an American citizen, is received. Department’s assumption that I “took upon myself no responsibility for his safe-keeping” while my guest is entirely correct. In fact, I anticipated the Department’s views in that, and also as to receiving the money and securing the passage, only tendering the service of my clerk out of courtesy to the foreign secretary, for whom and not for me, he acted.

I am, etc.,

Henry M. Smythe.