The Secretary of State to Chargé Lorillard.

No. 13.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. O’Brien’s despatch No. 39 of the 21st ultimo, confirming his telegram of the preceding day, announcing Prince Charles’s acceptance of the crown of Norway, and transmitting a translation of the speech made by King Christian IX to the deputation from Norway.

While circumstances made it impracticable for Minister Graves to be at Christiania at the time of King Haakon’s arrival, he has been instructed to make a ceremonial visit to the Norwegian capital at an early day.

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I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.