File No. 705.6358/1

The Swedish Minister ( Ekengren) to the Secretary of State

Your Excellency: I herewith have the honor to bring to your excellency’s knowledge that I have to-day been instructed by my Government to assume charge of the Austro-Hungarian interests in the United States, and that I have accordingly taken over these interests.

With renewed assurances [etc.]

W. A. F. Ekengren