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Proclamation 159—Revoking Exequatur of Consular Offices of Hanover, Hesse, Nassau, and City of Frankfort

December 19, 1866


Andrew Johnson, President of the United States of America

To all whom it may concern:

Whereas exequaturs were heretofore issued to the following-named persons at the dates mentioned and for the places specified, recognizing them as consular officers, respectively, of the Kingdom of Hanover, of the Electorate of Hesse, of the Duchy of Nassau, and of the city of Frankfort, and declaring them free to exercise and enjoy functions, powers, and privileges under the said exequaturs, viz:

FOR THE KINGDOM OF HANOVER.

Julius Frederich, consul at Galveston, Tex., July 28, 1848.

Otto Frank, consul at San Francisco, Cal., July 9, 1850.

Augustus Reichard, consul at New Orleans, La., January 22, 1853.

Kauffmann H. Muller, consul at Savannah, Ga., June 28, 1854.

G. C. Baurmeister, consul at Charleston, S.C., April 21, 1856.

Adolph Gosling, consul-general at New York, November 7, 1859.

G. W. Hennings, vice-consul at New York, July 2, 1860.

George Papendiek, consul at Boston, November 3, 1863.

Francis A. Hoffmann, consul at Chicago, July 26, 1864.

Carl C. Schottler, consul at Philadelphia, Pa., September 23, 1864.

A. Rettberg, consul at Cleveland, Ohio, September 27, 1864.

A. C. Wilmaus, consul at Milwaukee, Wis., October 7, 1864.

Adolph Meier, consul at St. Louis, Mo., October 7, 1864.

Theodor Schwartz, consul at Louisville, Ky., October 12, 1864.

Carl F. Adae, consul at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 20, 1864.

Werner Dresel, consul at Baltimore, Md., July 25, 1866.

FOR THE ELECTORATE OF HESSE.

Theodor Wagner, consul at Galveston, Tex., March 7, 1857.

Clamor Friedrich Hagedorn, consul at Philadelphia, February 14, 1862.

Werner Dresel, consul at Baltimore, Md., September 26, 1864.

Friedrich Kuhne, consul at New York, September 30, 1864.

Richard Thiele, consul at New Orleans, La., October 18, 1864.

Carl Adae, consul at Cincinnati, Ohio, October 20, 1864.

Robert Barth, consul at St. Louis, Mo., April 11, 1865.

C. F. Mebius, consul at San Francisco, Cal., May 3, 1865.

FOR THE DUCHY OF NASSAU.

Wilhelm A. Kobbe, consul-general for the United States at New York, November 19, 1846.

Friedrich Wilhelm Freudenthal, consul for Louisiana at New Orleans, January 22, 1852.

Franz Moureau, consul for the western half of Texas at New Braunfels, April 6, 1857.

Carl C. Finkler, consul for California at San Francisco, May 21, 1864.

Ludwig von Baumbach, consul for Wisconsin, September 27, 1864.

Otto Cuntz, consul for Massachusetts at Boston, October 7, 1864.

Friedrich Kuhne, consul at New York, September 30, 1864.

Carl F. Adae, consul for the State of Ohio, October 20, 1864.

Robert Barth, consul for Missouri, April 18, 1865.

FOR THE CITY OF FRANKFORT.

John H. Harjes, consul at Philadelphia, Pa., September 27, 1864.

F. A. Reuss, consul at St. Louis, Mo., September 30, 1864.

A. C. Wilmanns, consul for Wisconsin at Milwaukee, October 7, 1864.

Francis A. Hoffmann, consul for Chicago, Ill., October 12, 1864.

Carl F. Adae, consul for Ohio and Indiana, October 20, 1864.

Jacob Julius de Neufville, consul in New York, July 3, 1866.

And whereas the said countries, namely, the Kingdom of Hanover the Electorate of Hesse, the Duchy of Nassau, and the city of Frankfort, have, in consequence of the late war between Prussia and Austria, been united to the Crown of Prussia: and

Whereas His Majesty the King of Prussia has requested of the President of the United States that the aforesaid exequaturs may, in consequence of the before-recited premises, be revoked:

Now, therefore, these presents do declare that the above-named consular officers are no longer recognized, and that the exequaturs heretofore granted to them are hereby declared to be absolutely null and void from this day forward.

In testimony whereof I have caused these letters to be made patent and the seal of the United States of America to be hereunto affixed.

Given under my hand at the city of Washington, this 19th day of December, A. D. 1866, and of the Independence of the United States of America the ninety-first.

ANDREW JOHNSON.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State.

Andrew Johnson, Proclamation 159—Revoking Exequatur of Consular Offices of Hanover, Hesse, Nassau, and City of Frankfort Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/203057

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