Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay.

No. 2031.]

Sir: Referring to the embassy’s dispatch No. 2024, of the 5th instant, I have the honor to report that the new coat of arms (shield) for the American commercial agency at Bamberg was received by the embassy on August 9. As it had been forwarded by the dispatch agent in New York in a closed leather pouch, it was delivered at the embassy in the usual manner and no question of duty was raised.

This information has been communicated to the German foreign office, and Dr. Von Mühlberg has been told that the shield will be retained at the embassy for the present—until he has heard from the Bavarian authorities, and an agreement has been made as to the manner in which the new shield is to be put in place.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.