File No. 702.6211/227.
Washington, May 12, 1915.
Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to inform your excellency that I propose provisionally to place Imperial Consul General Zoepffel, at Atlanta, Georgia, in charge of the Imperial Consulate at Seattle, Washington, and to send Consul Mueller, Acting Consul at Seattle, to Atlanta, there to take charge of the Imperial Consulate.
I have to ask that you most kindly take the necessary steps to let Consul General Zoepffel and Consul Müller discharge their duties as acting Consuls at Seattle and Atlanta respectively.
Looking forward to an obliging communication from your excellency so that I may take the necessary action.
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