The Minister in Norway (Swenson) to the Secretary of State

No. 1015

Sir: With reference to my despatch No. 703, of December 7, 1925,8 regarding the alleged rights of Mr. Christopher Evensen Ruud on [Page 482]the Island of Jan Mayen, I have the honor to report that the Storting has just passed a bill appropriating the sum of ten thousand kroner to Mr. Ruud as an equitable settlement in connection with his occupation of the Island in 1917. The appropriation is conditional on Mr. Ruud and his creditors assigning whatever rights they may have on Jan Mayen to the Norwegian Government, and the Department of Finance is authorized to negotiate with the interested parties and to make payment upon reaching an agreement.

I have [etc.]

Laurits S. Swenson
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