File No. 763.72112/697
The Minister in Norway ( Schmedeman ) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 4.]
Sir: I have the honor to enclose, herewith, together with a translation, a report issued by the Norwegian National Victualing Commission, which is under the supervision of the Department of Social Affairs. The report may be of special interest to the Department at this time, as the statistics are given showing the import to Norway the past year, compared with import in 1913. In discussing this report with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, I inferred from his statements that this report was sent to the English Government to refute the statement that has been made that Norway’s import had vastly increased in 1914.
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