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The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State

1688. Your 1458. For Phillips. You may say to the Norwegian Minister that unless there are American interests involved of which I am not now advised I shall be glad to support the desire of Norway to extend sovereignty over Spitzbergen in the event that the status of the archipelago becomes a subject of discussion here. Lansing.

Am[erican] Mission