The Secretary of State ad interim to the German Ambassador (Bernstorff)

No. 1472]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 19th instant, stating that you are in receipt of a report from the Imperial Consul at San Francisco to the effect that a printing office in that city has for some months been used as a British recruiting office.

In reply I have the honor to say that a translation of your note has been sent to the Attorney General, with a request for a thorough examination of the matter.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing