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The Acting Secretary of State to the Commission to Negotiate Peace

1458. For Secretary Lansing from Phillips.

Norwegian Minister called this morning under instructions from his Government to request that the Government of the United States lend its support to the representations which the Norwegian representatives in Paris are now making regarding Spitzbergen, which Norway desires to have recognized as Norwegian territory. I assured the Minister that I would not fail to communicate his request to you.