The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister.

No. 367.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 20th ultimo, in which you point out that His Majesty’s government, in view of the dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway, deems itself released from all liabilities existing under the treaties between Sweden and Norway and foreign powers, so far as Norway is concerned, but that it will continue to regard the treaties as in full force so far as the relations of Sweden and the other foreign contracting party are concerned.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.