358.116 M 82/29: Telegram

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

40. My number 38, of April 2nd, 2 p.m., Department’s number 17, of April 2nd, 5 p.m., also please refer Department’s mail instruction number 4 of November 6th 1914.29 Have again pressed [Page 248] matter of Mormon missionaries to Minister for Foreign Affairs as instructed. Count Wrangel informs me that decision was arrived at by Crown Council and regrets inability to alter attitude of Government regarding expulsion of Mormons but that Mr. Soderberg will be allowed to remain 1 month to wind up affairs of church. Foreigners are not allowed to purchase or sell property in Sweden without permission of the King which in this case has not been granted. Property here claimed by the Mormon Church is in the name of Swedish citizens adhering to Mormon faith.

  1. Instruction of 1914 not printed.