The Secretary of State to the Minuter in Finland (Brodie)
Sir: The Department acknowledges the receipt of your despatches of April 5, 6 and 27, 1932,1 relating to the negotiations of a treaty of naturalization and military service between the United States and Finland. It is noted in your despatch of April 6, 1932, that the first two paragraphs of Article I of the draft treaty2 as submitted by the Legation on January 4, 1929, are not acceptable to the Finnish Government.
For your information in connection with further discussions of the matter with the Finnish Government, there is herewith enclosed a draft treaty relating to military service and other acts of allegiance which the Department would be prepared to conclude if the Finnish Government definitely refuses to accept the provisions of Article I of the original draft.
With reference to the suggestion made in your despatch of April 27, 1932 that full powers be issued, you are informed that it is customary for the Department to issue full powers for the signature of a treaty only after the terms have been agreed upon.
Very truly yours,
- None printed.↩
- See “Draft Treaty of
Naturalization between the United States and Estonia” and
Foreign Relations, 1928, vol. i, p. 503.↩
- This title is for purposes of reference during the negotiations and is not to appear in the final draft. [Footnote in the original; brackets around the title also appear in the original.]↩