File No. 763.72111/552

The German Ambassador (Bernstorff) to the Secretary of State


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Mr. Secretary of State: It has come to my knowledge that a Japanese warship which is lying off the harbor of Honolulu had communication with the land on the 24th and 26th instant. I should be thankful to your excellency for the favor of an explanation of the particulars of and reasons for these occurrences.

Accept [etc.]

For the Imperial Ambassador:
Prince Hatzfeldt