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The German Ambassador (Dieckhoff) to the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

My Dear Mr. Secretary: With reference to the conversation which we had yesterday, I should like to point out that, as soon as the talk between Messieurs Dunn and Thomsen had taken place on April 19, my predecessor Dr. Luther instructed the German Consul in Los Angeles to refrain from issuing further warnings to American citizens in connection with the production of plays which we regard as unfriendly towards Germany.

I now take pleasure in informing you that my Government fully endorses the instruction given by my predecessor and, consequently, I hope we may consider the incident as satisfactorily settled.

Believe me [etc.]