Mr. Uhl to Mr. Olney.
Berlin, January 13, 1897. (Received Feb. 1.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instruction No. 256, of the 22d ultimo, in regard to the release by order of the German consul at Apia, Samoa, of two sailors from the German war ship Falke, who had been arrested by the police at Matafele, on a charge of having been drunk and disorderly and of willfully damaging private property, and to inclose a copy of a note addressed by me to the German foreign office, making representations on the subject as directed.
I have, etc.,