359.116 M 82/1: Telegram

The Minister in Denmark ( Grew ) to the Secretary of State

36. Department’s 19, April 30, 2 p.m.36 Foreign Office states that no definite policy on question of granting visas to American Mormon missionaries as such has as yet been formulated. Danish Legation at Washington generally refused such occasional applications until at the request of Senator Smoot last summer it was decided to grant visas to a limited number to proceed to Denmark to look after property interests, et cetera. There were seven applications during the past year all at Washington of which four were granted and three refused. [Page 252] I gather that Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs is opposed in principle to their admission. Shall await further instructions before pressing for a definite ruling.

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