The Swedish Chargé (Sjöborg) to the Secretary of State

Excellency: Referring to previous correspondence, latest the State Department’s note of July 23, 1919, concerning the commercial relations between Sweden and the United States, I have the honor, pursuant to instructions received from the Swedish Government, to propose to the United States Government to conclude with my Government, in lieu of the treaty of July 4, 1827, which expired on February 4, 1919, a new treaty of commerce, containing the same provisions as the treaty of July 4, 1827, excepting:

that Articles 13 and 14 of this latter treaty, as far as they are in conflict with the terms of the Act of Congress approved [Page 211] March 4, 1915, should not be reproduced in the new treaty,
that the same be subject to the right of either of the contracting parties to terminate it at any time by three months’ notice.

In this connection and in view of the fact that notice of the abrogation of Articles 11 and 12 of the Consular Convention between the United States and Sweden, concluded June 1, 1910, has been given by the United States in accordance with the provisions of the before mentioned Act of Congress approved March 4, 1915, I am authorized to declare that if the proposed treaty of commerce be concluded, the Swedish Government would be willing to accept the abrogation of said articles of the Consular Convention, as far as these are inconsistent with the provisions of the Act of Congress of March 9 [4], 1915.

Hoping that through Your kind intervention my Government’s above-said wishes may be met with, and with renewed assurances of my highest consideration [etc.]

Erik Sjöborg