File No. 861.00/2619

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


2770. Consul, Helsingfors, telegraphed that American, Italian and Belgian Consulates and military missions accompanied by their nationals are leaving Russo-Finnish frontier this morning for Stockholm via Haparanda. American party consists of 40 officials, 40 Y.M.C.A., 25 National City Bank, 2 Red Cross and 15 other Americans. Have arranged for special train to meet them at Haparanda on Thursday. Am notifying Ambassador at Archangel.