The Swedish Minister to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary of State: By a letter dated the 8th instant, your excellency was pleased to inform me that you are of the opinion that the legation of the King, Oscar II, in this capital no longer represents Norway.

The two notes which I have had the honor by order of my government to address to you this day relative to the dissolution of the union leave no doubt that my government shares your view. In fact, the [Page 870] circumstance that the King has removed Norway from his official title clearly shows that his representative or his legation here is no longer charged with the interests of Norway—without, according to the opinion of my government, new letters of credence being required to establish this fact.

Be pleased, etc.,

A. Grip.