Mr. White to Mr. Sherman.

No. 49.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 30, of the 13th ultimo, I have the honor to inform you that I have now been officially notified by the German foreign office that Jonas Lippmann has been recognized by the authorities of Alsace-Lorraine as an American citizen, and the sentence passed in his case on March 3, 1888, on account of his not presenting himself for military duty, has been revoked, and his name taken from the list of those liable to be called upon for service in the army.

I am, etc.,

And. D. White.