File No. 705.6358/1

The Secretary of State to the Swedish Minister ( Ekengren)

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of April 10, 1917, in which you state that you had been instructed on [Page 620] that day by your Government to assume charge of the Austro-Hungarian interests in the United States and that you have accordingly taken over those interests.

Accept [etc.]

Robert Lansing