The Norwegian Chargé (Lundh) to the Secretary of State

Sir: I have had the honor to receive your note of June 28, 1929, relative to the placing of the Arctic island Jan Mayen under the sovereignty of Norway.

After having transmitted a copy of your note to my Government I am now instructed to inform you that the occupation of Jan Mayen by Norway is in no way intended to cause changes in the rights which, according to civil law, exist on the island.

As regards the Polar-Front Company, I am instructed to refer to previous correspondence about this case between the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and the United States Minister in Oslo, latest to the said Ministry’s letter of August 23, 1927.9

A. Lundh