Minister Graves to the Secretary of State.

No. 35.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this day of a cable telegram from yourself of the following wording:a

I have the honor to report that I have this day addressed to the minister for foreign affairs at Christiania, Norway, a note, of which the inclosed is a copy.

I have, etc.,

Charles H. Graves.

Minister Graves to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway.

Excellency: I am directed by the President of the United States to continue to exercise the functions of my office as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to the Government of Norway separately, and have the honor to notify your excellency of my readiness to transact with yourself any necessary diplomatic business. I respectfully request the honor of calling upon you to pay my respects at such time as may be convenient and agreeable to your excellency.

I avail, etc.,

Charles H. Graves.
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