File No. 6807.
The Secretary of State to Ambassador Tower.
Washington , June 14, 1907 .
Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter dated May 29, 1907, from Mr. George Stoetzel, in which he states that his son, Carlos Stoetzel, who came to the United States when he was 4 years of age, with his father, from Mulhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, is now resident at Bale (Basel), Switzerland, where he is learning the trade of a cook, and that he has been summoned to appear for military duty in Germany.
You are instructed to present the case of Mr. Carlos Stoetzel to the German Government, and to request that he be recognized as a citizen of the United States and relieved from military obligations to the German Government.
I inclose in proof of the naturalization of Mr. Carlos Stoetzel’s father, before he was 21 years of age, a certificate of naturalization issued in his father’s favor October 1, 1901, by the district court of the United States of the southern district of New York, at New York City. This certificate may be returned to the department when it has served its present purpose.
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