File No. 701.6211/323

The German Ambassador (Bernstorff) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: Captain Boy-Ed who arrived here this morning and who is just as well as I myself of the opinion that he is not guilty of any acts which might be construed as violating the laws of the United States is desirous of discussing the matter with you and of learning the reasons for the request for his recall.

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I should be very much obliged if you would kindly receive Captain Boy-Ed as soon as possible and let me know by telephone when it would be convenient to you to see him.

I remain [etc.]

J. Bernstorff