File No. 702.6211/221.

The Secretary of State to the German Ambassador .

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 21st instant in which you state that if the case against Consul Müller at Seattle could be discontinued you would be quite ready to take into consideration his transfer to some other post in the United States.

In reply I have the honor to say that the Department has by telegraph communicated with the Governor of the State of Washington with a view to bringing about the dismissal of the proceedings against Consul Müller, such action having been based on the understanding that steps will be promptly taken by your Government to transfer Mr. Müller to a post in some other State.

Accept [etc.]

W. J. Bryan.