File No. 705.6254/16

The Swiss Minister ( Sulzer) to the Secretary of State

Department of German
Interests I b 15

Sir: I have the honor to inform your excellency that, according to a decision reached by the Spanish Embassy and the Swiss Legation, the Swiss Consulate at San Francisco took charge of German interests in the Hawaiian Islands on October 23, 1917, as the Spanish consul at Honolulu wished to leave for some time, and no suitable person could be found with whom these interests could be entrusted.

Accept [etc.]

Hans Sulzer