711.5821/58

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

No. 1934

Sir: I have the honor to report that, in accordance with the Department’s telegraphic instruction No. 71 of June 17, 6 p.m., and the Department’s despatch No. 644 of April 22, 1920, the Legation [Page 217] on June 18th addressed a note to the Royal Swedish Government, of which a copy is enclosed, proposing that Articles 11 and 12 of the Consular Convention of June 1, 1910, between the Kingdom of Sweden and the United States of America, should be terminated as of March 18, 1921, by mutual agreement of the two governments, parties to the Convention above mentioned. On July 8th a favorable reply, a copy of which is likewise enclosed, was received from the Royal Government under the date of June 29th, stating that the Royal Swedish Government agreed with the proposal and, consequently, considered Articles 11 and 12 of the Consular Convention of June 1, 1910, terminated as of March 18, 1921.

I have [etc.]

Post Wheeler
[Enclosure 1]

The American Chargé ( Wheeler ) to the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs ( Palmstierna )

No. 307

Excellency: I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that in accordance with the Act of Congress approved March 4, 1915 (Volume 38, United States Statutes at Large, Page 1164) it is incumbent upon my Government to express to Your Excellency’s Government the desire that Articles 11 and 12 of the Consular Convention of June 1, 1910, between the Kingdom of Sweden and the United States of America, should be terminated as of March 18, 1921, and to suggest, if satisfactory to the Royal Government, that this should be accomplished by an interchange of notes.

Therefore, I have the honor to propose to Your Excellency’s Government that Articles 11 and 12 of the aforesaid Consular Convention shall be terminated as of March 18, 1921, by mutual agreement of the two Governments, parties to the Convention above mentioned. Upon receipt of the Royal Swedish Government’s reply agreeing to this proposal, the modifications of the Convention as set forth herein shall be considered effective upon the date stipulated.

I avail [etc.]

Post Wheeler
[Enclosure 2]

The Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs ( Palmstierna ) to the American Chargé ( Wheeler )

Monsieur le Chargé d’ Affaires: In a note of the 18th this month You were good enough to inform me that in accordance with the act of Congress approved March 4, 1915, it was incumbent upon Your Government to express to the Swedish Government the desire that articles 11 and 12 of the Consular Convention of June 1, 1910, between the Kingdom of Sweden and the United States of [Page 218] America, should be terminated as of March 18, 1921, and to suggest, if satisfactory to the Royal Government, that this should be accomplished by an interchange of notes. You therefore proposed to the Swedish Government that Articles 11 and 12 of the aforesaid Consular Convention should be terminated as of March 18, 1921, by mutual agreement of the two Governments, parties to the Convention above mentioned, and that upon receipt of the Swedish Government’s reply agreeing to this proposal the modifications of the Convention as set forth in Your note should be considered effective upon the date stipulated.

I have the honour to state that the Royal Swedish Government agrees with the proposal put forward in Your note under reply and consequently considers the Articles 11 and 12 of the Consular Convention of June 1st, 1910, between the Kingdom of Sweden and the United States of America, terminated as of March 18th, 1921.

I avail [etc.]

Erik Palmstierna