358.116 M 82/28: Telegram

The Minister in Sweden (Morris) to the Secretary of State

38. The Swedish Government has recently assumed an unfriendly attitude toward the missionaries of the Mormon Church in Sweden and has to date ordered the expulsion of 4 of the 11 American missionaries here as was done in 1914. See my number 8, September 17th.28 At the instance of Mr. Oscar W. Soderberg, vice president of this church in Sweden, I took the matter up with the Foreign Minister who informed me that the case had been decided in Crown Council meeting and that the attitude of the Government on this point was firm. However, at my request he would allow Mr. Soderberg himself to remain a month to wind up the affairs of the church here.

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