File No. 861.00/2832

The Chargé in Norway ( Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State


1180. In reply to my note of September 23,1 in pursuance of your circular telegram of September 20, 6 p.m., I have received from the Minister for Foreign Affairs a note dated yesterday in which his excellency states that the Diplomatic Corps at Petrograd, including the Norwegian Chargé d’Affaires, verbally protested to Commissaire Zinoviev against the continuance of the murders there and urged on the Commissaire that no executions must take place without previous trial and judgment. The note states further that on September 5, last, the Diplomatic Corps at Petrograd sent the said Commissaire a written protestation, copy of which Minister for Foreign Affairs encloses. The Minister for Foreign Affairs states further that he has telegraphically advised the Norwegian Legation at Petrograd [Page 697] that he approves the démarche made by it jointly with the other Foreign Missions in Petrograd. His excellency states finally that as soon as the Norwegian Legation at Petrograd reports the reply to the note of protest referred to he will inform me thereof as well as of other eventual measures the situation may call for. …1

  1. Not printed.
  2. Summary of note of protest here omitted; it is printed in full, infra.