File No. 702.6211/218.

The Secretary of State to the German Ambassador .

Excellency: Referring to previous correspondence regarding the charge preferred by the local prosecuting authorities at Seattle, Washington, against the German Consul at that place, I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a communication which was addressed to the Governor of Washington by the Prosecuting Attorney of King County, Washington, Mr. Alfred H. Lundin, in regard to this matter.

You will observe that the Prosecuting Attorney deems it advisable that the questions of law and fact involved in the case should be submitted to the appropriate judicial tribunal. I should be glad if you would advise the Department as promptly as possible whether, in view of what is stated in the attorney’s communication, you still desire that the proceedings against the Consul be discontinued. You will observe the statement in Mr. Lundin’s letter to the effect that it is necessary that action in the matter be taken in the near future.

Accept [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.