Mr. Rockhill to Baron von Thielmann.

No. 217.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 17th instant, and the pleasure to say that the Government of the United States joins with that of Great Britain in consenting to the appointment of Dr. Raffel, Imperial German district judge at Dar-es-Saalam, as president of the municipal council at Apia, in succession of Mr. Schmidt, resigned.

In this relation I confirm my telegram to you of to-day’s date, briefly announcing this Government’s decision.

Accept, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Acting Secretary.