The Ambassador in Germany ( Houghton ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 12.]
Sir: Referring to my telegram No. 21 of January 21st last,84 with regard to exemption from taxation of individual Americans engaged in shipping, who are non-resident in Germany, and of American shipping companies, I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy and translation of the note from the German Foreign Office, to which my telegram referred.
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