File No. 763.72111N39/18

The Norwegian Minister (Bryn) to the Secretary of State


By order of my Government I have the honor to make to your excellency the following communication:

War having broken out among several foreign powers, the Norwegian and Swedish Governments have mutually declared their firm intention to maintain, each for itself, to the last extremity, during the state of war thus brought about, their neutrality toward all the belligerent powers. The two Governments have also exchanged formal assurances with a view to precluding the possibility of either Government taking hostile measures against the other by reason of the state of war existing in Europe.