File No. 763.72/1653
The Minister in Norway (Schmedeman) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 5.]
Sir: Referring to my telegram No. 13 of the 20th instant,1 informing the Department that the three Scandinavian countries had sent notes to the British and French Governments, protesting against the policy of retaliation against Germany in so far as it affects Scandinavian trade and navigation, I have the honor to enclose herewith copy and translation of the note addressed to the British Government under date of March 17, 1915, which was handed to me personally by the Foreign Minister with the request that it should be considered as confidential. A similar note has been addressed to the French Government.
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