Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower.

No. 207.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 368, of the 27th ultimo, respecting the military case of Emil Vibert.

Your action is approved, and the Department will await the formal presentation of the case to the German Government.

In the meantime the Department has under consideration your observations concerning the application to Alsace and Lorraine of our naturalization treaties with the German Government.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.