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United States Department of State / The executive documents of the House of Representatives for the first session of the fiftieth Congress. 1887-'88
(1887-1888)

Germany,   pp. 369-423 PDF (27.4 MB)


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                              GERMANY.
                                  No. 271.
                      2ir. Pendleton to Mr. Bayard.
                                  [Extract.]
No. 191.]                    LEGATION OF THE UNITED SLATES,-7.
                   Berlin, February 8, 1886.    (Received February 24.)
  Sli: I inclose herewith a copy and translation of a note from      the
foreign office, under date of the 3d instant, giving the results reached
in the cases of Karl Simon tPetersen, Christian Nielsen Hansen, and
Lars Hoeck, heretofore reported.
       I have, etc.,                          GEORGE II. PENDLETION.
                         [Inclosure in No. 191.--Translation.]
                         Count Bismarclo to Mr. Pendleton.
                                   FoREIGN OFFICE, BERLIN, February 3, 1886.
  The undersigned has the honor to return the inclosures of the esteemed
notes of the
21st and 26th of December last and to inform the envoy extraordinary and
minister
plenipotentiary of the United States of America, Mr. George H. Pendleton,
that the
requests for the discontinuance of the measures of expulsion taken against
Karl
Simon Petersen of Frieblnma, Christian Nielsen Hansen of Harknag, and Lam
iHoeck
of Markernpheide, at the time sojourning in their native land, have been
made the
subject of careful examination.
  The result of the investigations leaves no room for doubt that the same
views apply
to Petersen and Hansen which were stated with respect to the expulsion of
S. M.
Boyson and associates, under Nos. 2 to-6, in the note of the undersigned
of December
21st last. Both received, a short time before attaihing the age of military
liability,
upon their request, a, discharge from Prussian allegiance, and the assumption
appears
to be justified that iu seeking this discharge they were actuated solely
by the purpose
of withdrawing themselves from the 'performance of the general military duty
in
Prussia.
  As regards Lars Hoeck, the views and conclusions are pertinent which are
contained
in the above-mentioned foreign office note respecting the persons designated
therein
under Nos. 7 to 9. Hoeck in 1876 presented himself before the Prussian recruiting
authorities, but escaped then to America without having been discharged from
Prus-
sian allegiance.
  A sojourn of several months in their native land, sufficient for a visit
to their re-
lations and for the settlement of such business matters as m2y have claimed
their at-
tention, having been allowed them, the decree of expulsion issued against
them will
now have to be carried into execution.'
      I am, etc.,
                                                             H1. BsiMAcK.
                                  No. 272.
                       Mr. Bayard to MIr. Pendleton.
No.106.]                                 DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                            0.ashington, Miarch 12, 1886.
   SiR: I have received your No. 191, of the 8th ultimo, inclosing copy
of a note of the 3d ultimo from     Count Bismarck, which confirms the
orders of expulsion from    G ermany previously issued against Karl S.
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