The Minister in Sweden (Morehead) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 8.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 86, dated December 1, 1928,16 addressed to my predecessor, directing him to bring the Joint Resolution of Congress, approved by the President May 28, 1928,17 to the attention of the Swedish Government with a view to the conclusion of a convention between the United States and Sweden, providing that persons born in the United States of Swedish parentage and nationalized American citizens shall not be held liable for military service or any other act of allegiance during a stay in the territory of Sweden while citizens of the United States of America under the laws thereof. At the same time my predecessor was directed to propose to the Swedish Government an agreement concerning the termination of dual nationality in respect of the nationals of both countries. As reported in Mr. Harrison’s despatch No. 458, dated January 10, 1929,18 the proposals contained in the Department’s instruction were presented to the Minister for Foreign Affairs who promised to reply as soon as possible.
I am now in receipt of a reply from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, dated June 10, 1931, a copy and translation of which are enclosed herewith,19 referring to Mr. Harrison’s note of January 9, 1929. Attached [Page 759] to the reply from the Minister for Foreign Affairs was an original and duplicate draft of a convention proposed by the Swedish Government. The original of the draft proposal, which contains the Swedish and English texts side by side, is enclosed herewith.…
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