411.57 N 83/148

The Norwegian Minister (Bryn) to the Secretary of State

Mr. Secretary of State: With reference to Your Excellency’s note of April 1, 1921, relating to certain claim presented by the Norwegian Government against the Government of the United States on account of the requisition by the latter of fifteen ships under [Page 583] construction and building contracts belonging to Norwegian citizens, I have the honor to inform you that the Norwegian Government accepts Your Excellency’s views that the claim should be referred for arbitration to the Court at The Hague for definite and final disposition. To that effect I have been authorized by my Government to take up with you at once, as suggested by you, the negotiation of the special agreement contemplated by article 2 of the Convention of Arbitration of 1908.

Please accept [etc.]

H. Bryn