The Secretary of State to the German Ambassador (Von Prittwitz)
Excellency: I have the honor to refer to the Embassy’s note No. St. D.A. 13, dated September 27, 1932, acknowledgment of which has been delayed in view of the absence of certain officials from Washington. While the recital in the note under acknowledgment reveals discrepancies from the contemporaneous record of this Government, I note with satisfaction the assurance of the German Government that agreement exists and has always existed that the note of May 26, 1932, is a unilateral declaration of the German Government and in no wise represents a bilateral agreement, and that the [Page 334] German Government has not the intention unilaterally to alter anything in the legal situation under discussion.