611.60i31/103: Telegram

The Chargé in Estonia (Leonard) to the Secretary of State

13. Referring to the Department’s telegram of April 29, No. 6. Estonian Foreign Office has addressed today a note to the Legation from which the following is quoted.

“The Estonian Government agree to withdraw their proposal as far as it concerns the expiration of the treaty as determined in the note of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the American Legation of May 15, 1937 No. 224V. At the same time the Estonian Government, referring to the stipulations of article 29 of the existing treaty, confirm their desire to modify the existing treaty on May 22, 1939.”

I have acknowledged the note accepting it as operating to continue the treaty in force until May 19, 1939. Despatch follows.13

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