The Norwegian Minister (Bachke) to the Secretary of State

Sir: With reference to the Norwegian Minister’s note to the Secretary of State of May 17, 19268 in regard to the annexations on the Arctic island Jan Mayen of the Norwegian Meteorological Institute, I hereby have the honor, acting under instructions from my Government to notify Your Excellency’s Government that by a Royal Decree of May 8, 1929, the said island has been placed under the sovereignty of Norway.

The authority of police on the island is exercised by the chief of the Norwegian Meteorological Station.

Accept [etc.]

H. H. Bachke