760d.61/298: Telegram

The Minister in Finland (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State

260. My telegram No. 254, October 15. I have received from Foreign Office informal note advising me that yesterday the President of Finland through Finnish Minister at Washington sent following message to the President of the United States:

“In the name of the people of Finland, I herewith beg to express to you and through you to the great American people the sincere gratitude felt by the people of Finland for the sympathy and moral support you and the people of the United States have shown us. Your personal valuable assistance and interest in Finland’s fate and difficult problems will never be forgotten in this country.”