The Danish Minister (Kauffmann) to the Secretary of State

Sir: Continuing my note dated April 10th 1940 pertaining to the temporary measures taken by the Icelandic Government in regard to the conduct of the Foreign Affairs of Iceland I have the honor to inform you that I have been apprised of the radiogram sent to the Department of State by the said Government notifying you of the Government’s proposal to appoint Mr. Vilhjalmur Thor, the present Icelandic Government Trade Commissioner to the United States, acting Consul General for Iceland in New York and to entrust Mr. Thor with the charge of the Legation in Washington.

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In conformity with the above I have already handed over to Mr. Thor the diplomatic and consular matters hitherto handled by this Legation and the Danish Consuls General, Consuls and Vice Consuls in the United States.

I avail myself [etc.]

Henrik Kauffmann