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The Minister in Norway (Schmedeman) to the Secretary of State

No. 1691

Sir: I have the honor to report that His Majesty the King of Norway, requested the Minister for Foreign Affairs to inform me that he has sent a personal telegram to the President requesting him to use his good offices to hasten a settlement of the claims of the so called Hannevig group of requisitioned Norwegian ships. The Minister for Foreign Affairs further stated that the King regretted that it was necessary to take such action, but so much pressure was brought to bear that he finally consented to send the telegram.

I have [etc.]

A. G. Schmedeman