File No. 9254/5–7.
Ambassador Tower to the Secretary of State.
Berlin, April 3, 1908.
Sir: In supplement to my dispatch No. 1289 of the 30th of January, 1908, on the subject of the military case of one Joseph Mayer, now of Ephrata, Douglas County, Wash., I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy and translation into English of a note from the imperial German ministry for foreign affairs, dated the 2d of April, 1908, which informs me of the decision of the Imperial Government in regard to the case.
The ministry for foreign affairs informs me that Mr. Mayer’s American citizenship has been recognized, his name stricken from the German military lists, the judgment against him for alleged evasion of military service in Germany canceled, and that the royal government of Wurttemberg will allow him to make a visit to Wurttemberg not to exceed six months in duration. The duly authenticated certificate of naturalization of Joseph Mayer before the superior court of Lewis County, Wash., on the 16th day of June, 1898, is returned herewith.
I have informed the ministry for foreign affairs, at its request, of the address of Mr. Mayer, in order that he may be duly notified by the royal district court of Rawensburg of the judgment which it has issued in his favor.
I have, etc.,