No. 8130/11.

The Secretary of State to the German Ambassador.

No. 47.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 2nd instant,1 wherein, with reference to the department’s note of February 27 last, you state that the Imperial German Government accepts the offer of the department to permit the American consular agent at Tripoli, Syria, to take Chargé of German interests, pending the appointment of a new incumbent.

In reply I have the honor to say that, in compliance with your request, it has afforded the department pleasure to instruct the consular [Page 268] agent at Tripoli to take charge, with the consent of the Turkish Government, of the archives and property of the German consulate and of the interests of German subjects in that quarter, pending the appointment of a new consular representative by your Government.

Accept, etc.,

P. C. Knox.
  1. Not printed.