The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister.

No. 364.]

Sir: I have had the honor to receive the three several notes of this day’s date which you have addressed to me concerning the action of His Majesty King Oscar II of Sweden in renouncing the sovereignty of Norway heretofore pertaining to him.

I take particular note of your statement that the 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 [your] government, new letters of credence being required to establish this fact.”

This statement, meeting as it does the suggestion made in my note of the 8th instant, is entirely satisfactory to the Government of the United States.

Be pleased, etc.,

Elihu Root.