File No. 861.00/2480
The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Sweden ( Whitehouse)
1089. Your 2629, August 12, 6 p.m.1 Inform Swedish Government that this Government has been advised by the acting American Consul General at Moscow of the untiring efforts of the Swedish [Page 667] Consul General in that city in facilitating the departure from Moscow to Sweden via Finland, of the members of the American Consulate General and other American citizens, and desires to express to the Swedish Government its full appreciation of these services on the part of its representative. Say furthermore that this Government is informed that the acting American Consul General has requested the Swedish Consul General in Moscow temporarily to take over the protection of American interests in that city, that this Government is happy to approve this action of its representative and that the Government of the United States will be particularly grateful to the Swedish Government if it will permit Consul General in Moscow to remain in charge of American interests in that city until a consular officer shall have been established there by the Government of Norway which has already taken over the protection of American interests in Petrograd and which has been requested to assume charge of such interests generally in all the cities and districts of Russia from which the American representatives have been withdrawn or may be obliged to withdraw.