File No. 861.00/2604

The Chargé in Sweden ( Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State


2744. My 2734, August 29, 6 p.m. In reply to my telegram, Consul, Helsingfors, informs me Swedish Minister made arrangement August 26 with Finnish government to allow Allied consulates, missions and nationals accompanying them to pass through Finland, and Finnish government has notified frontier authorities and provided a special train. Vice Consul Waldo has been sent to the border to facilitate their passage.

Swedish Government telegraphed again yesterday to Legation at Petrograd to inform American party that they could pass, as from Poole’s statement it would appear that their former telegram did not get through.