File No. 763.72112/2057

The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister ( Ekengren )

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 18th ultimo,1 in which you advise me that you have been instructed by the Royal Government of Sweden to communicate to me certain observations made by the Royal Swedish Government regarding a note addressed by the Government of the United States to the Government of Great Britain on November 5 last, concerning the matter of the interference by belligerents with neutral commerce and navigation.

Due note has been taken by the Government of the United States of the observations made by the Royal Swedish Government.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Ante, p. 616.