125.422 H/13

The Chargé in Denmark (Perkins) to the Secretary of State

No. 221

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s telegrams No. 192, July 27, 5 p.m. and No. 196, July 30, 6 p.m., and to the Legation’s reply thereto, No. 443, August 1, 4 p.m.,9 on the subject of the establishment in Greenland of an American Consulate upon a provisional basis.

In accordance with the Department’s instruction, I left in the Foreign Office on July 31st a memorandum of the information contained in the Department’s telegram of July 27, 5 p.m. A copy of this memorandum is respectfully enclosed herewith.10

Inasmuch as the Minister for Foreign Affairs and the Under-Secretary were both engaged in a conference, it was suggested in the Foreign Office that I call upon Mr. Hvass, Chief of Protocol. After reading the contents of the memorandum, Mr. Hvass stated that he noted the contents thereof, particularly the statement that the Consulate in Greenland had been established on a provisional basis. He also noted with appreciation the declaration that the establishment of a Consulate would not operate to the injury of any legitimate interests.

Since leaving the memorandum with Mr. Hvass, I have received no further communication upon the subject of Greenland from the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Respectfully yours,

Mahlon F. Perkins
  1. Telegrams Nos. 196 and 443 not printed.
  2. Not printed.