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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa

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German Government. He suggested that it would be well for the
two of us to see the American Commissioner in order to discuss with
him the procedural situation and furnish him with the names and
addresses of the parties each side desired be called. I told him this
was agreeable to me and that I would see the American Commissioner
with him at any time that was convenient to himself and the American
Commissioner. The German Agent then said that he would endeavor
to make an appointment with the American Commissioner for 11: 30
tomorrow. As I gather the German Agent is particularly interested
in having the subpoena to Stein 51 require him to produce his office
record book containing the alleged adverse opinion bearing date June
10, 1931, which opinion was read to the American Agent and certain
of the sabotage attorneys at the time these gentlemen called at Stein's
office on or about November 5, 1932.
  Following my talk with the German Agent I saw Mr. Moore in the
Department of State and told him the substance of the conversation
as above noted.
  Mr. Moore told me that from his conversations with the German
Ambassador he was reasonably well satisfied that the Ambassador
wants to close up the work of the Commission and that he is not really
interested in extended negotiations for a settlement.
  Mr. Moore further suggested that I write Mr. Morris and Mr. Mc-
Cloy in relation to this matter and ascertain definitely to what extent
the various parties in interest are willing to go in giving up their
expectancies. This information is desired for use in the note that the
Department contemplates writing to the German Ambassador. Mr.
Moore also said that he would himself write a letter to Mr. Polk along
these lines.
                                                  H. H. MARTIN
         Memorandum by the Legal Advi8er (Hackworth)
                                    [WASHINGTON,] June 17, 1937.
  The German Ambassador and Dr. Paulig called this morning by
request of the Department and discussed with Mr. Moore, Mr. Hack-
worth, and Mr. Martin the proposed settlement of the sabotage
  Mr. Moore explained that the meeting was pursuant to our previous
discussion of a few days ago with the Ambassador. (At that time
51Elbridge W. Stein, one of the American experts who was a witness In sabotage
cases and accused of being in collusion with a German expert to discredit
authenticity of a certain bit of evidence which had been used to favor American

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