The Icelandic Prime Minister (Jonasson) to the Secretary of State
[Received April 15—8:30 a.m.]
In view of the status of Iceland created by parliamentary resolutions of April 10th, already notified to you, the Icelandic Government propose to establish a Legation in Washington and at the same time to appoint consular representative in New York. With this object in view they intend to appoint Mr. Vilhjalmur Thor, Icelandic Government [Page 676]Trade Commissioner in New York and temporary Consul General for Iceland in New York; to entrust him to be in charge of the Legation in Washington. Icelandic Government would be glad to learn by telegram whether this proposed appointment of Mr. Vilhjalmur [Thor] as Consul General for Iceland in New York and in charge of Legation in Washington would be acceptable to the United States Government.