File No. 705.6254/–

The Swiss Minister ( Ritter) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I am instructed by wire to notify the Cabinet of Washington that my Government assumes the representation of the German interests in the United States.

I have the honor to bring the above to the knowledge of your excellency, adding that according to the instructions of my Government—and if your excellency sees no objection of any kind—I take charge of the German interests in this country. I have, furthermore, to-day already instructed the Swiss consulates in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Paul, Denver, and Manila to take charge of the German consulates.

Accept [etc.]

P. Ritter