740.00112 Wood Pulp/18

The Finnish Minister (Procopé) to the Secretary of State 59

The Minister of Finland presents his compliments to His Excellency The Secretary of State and has the honour to inform that, according [Page 63]to a communication just received from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Helsinki, four vessels loaded with wood pulp and paper will be ready to sail for the United States within a few days.

Representations through diplomatic channels are intended to be made in London and Berlin in order to facilitate the passage of vessels bound for the United States from Finland, and it would be highly appreciated if the United States Government could see their way to support the representations by the Finnish Government.

Instructions will be given to the Finnish Legations in London and Berlin to get in touch with the United States Embassies in order to be advised about the United States Government’s attitude in this matter.

  1. In acknowledging this note on May 31, the Secretary of State informed the Finnish Minister that appropriate instructions had been issued to the American diplomatic representatives in Berlin and London authorizing them to associate themselves in the representations being made by their Finnish colleagues.