The Minister in Finland (Brodie) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received August 1.]
Sir: With reference to the Department’s Instruction No. 118 of April 3, 1933, concerning the proposed military service convention between the United States and Finland, I have the honor to inform the Department that the observations made in the Department’s instruction herein referred to were brought to the attention of the Finnish Foreign Office which duly took the matter under consideration through the competent authorities of the Finnish Government.
After considerable deliberation, the Foreign Office, through Mr. Bruno Kivikoski, has drawn up a new proposal termed “Convention between [Page 151]the United States of America and Finland Relating to Military Service and other Acts of Allegiance” to which the Government of Finland is ready to subscribe. Copies of the proposed convention are herewith enclosed for the Department’s consideration. From the proposal, the Department will perceive that it is more or less similar to our treaty with Norway, exempting from military service and other acts of allegiance certain nationals as approved by the Senate on December 20, 1930.