The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Sweden (Magruder)

No. 134

Sir: The Department’s No. 102 of January 31, 1925,5 informed you of the desire of the Swedish Government, as made known by the American High Commissioner at Constantinople, to discontinue the protection it has been affording to American interests in Turkey. It is now desired that you address the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the following sense:

At the request of the Government of the United States the Government of Sweden kindly consented to permit its officers in Turkey to act in representation of American interests in that country. In the view of the Government of the United States the need for such representation no longer exists. I am therefore directed by my Government to request that instructions may be issued to the Minister of Sweden at Constantinople to discontinue such representation and to turn over to the American High Commissioner any records or other property of the United States that may be in his charge.

At the same time it is desired that I convey to you, as I do with much pleasure, the expression of the profound thanks of the Government of the United States and of its very high appreciation for the friendly courtesy of the Government of Sweden.

The Government of the United States has been impressed with the intelligence, efficiency and faithful care with which American interests have been looked after by Swedish officials at Constantinople, and [Page 729] would be obliged if, through your intermediacy, there could be made known to all such, and especially to Mr. d’Anckersvard, Mr. G. O. Wallenberg, Colonel G. Ahlgren, Dr. Kolmodin, and Mr. Karl Mohn, its sense of obligation to them and its high appreciation of their whole hearted service in its behalf.6

I am [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg
  1. Not printed.
  2. Mr. d’Anckersvärd and Mr. Wallenberg were successively the Swedish Ministers in Turkey; Col. Ahlgren, Counselor of Legation; Dr. Kolmodin, Secretary; and Mr. Mohn, Clerk.