File No. 702.6211/231.

The Secretary of State to the German Ambassador.

No. 1462.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of May 21, 1915, in which, in acknowledgment of the Department’s note of the 18th of that month, relative to the proceedings had in Seattle, Washington, against Mr. Müller, the Imperial German Consul there, and Mr. Schulz, you express gratification at the finding of the Washington authorities in the case of Consul Müller and Consular Clerk Schulz.

It is proper to observe that the authorities at Seattle did not ascertain that the charges against the Consul were unfounded, but that the case against him was dismissed at the suggestion of this Department made in accordance with your excellency’s request, and on the informal understanding that the Consul would be transferred to another post.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing.