The Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway.


I have the honor to advise your excellency that the President has directed that Mr. Charles H. Graves, hitherto accredited as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the sovereign of the several Governments of Norway and of Sweden, shall continue to discharge the functions of his office toward the Government of Norway separately for the time being until other arrangements may be made.

Elihu Root.