The Minister in Norway (Swenson) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 15.]
Sir: With reference to previous correspondence regarding the annexation by Norway of the Island of Jan Mayen I have the honor to report that the Norwegian Storting has now enacted a law which defines more clearly the status of Jan Mayen, incorporating it as an integral part of the Kingdom of Norway, the same as in the case of Svalbard, and providing for such legislation as is considered of present need regarding private property rights, the administration of justice, etc. There is transmitted herewith a copy of the law under report, which is now in force.
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