The Finnish Legation to the Department of State10
In the Department of State’s memorandum of March 4, 1942, reference is made to the Finnish Minister’s memorandum of February 18, 1942, with regard to the application of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940.
In the Department’s memorandum it is said i. a. that the Minister’s; memorandum includes a statement to the effect that the Finnish Government does not desire to make representations in so far as the extension of the provisions of the Act to “persons possessing the nationality of both Finland and the United States” is concerned.
However, in view of the fact that the Minister’s memorandum also made reference in said connection to the Convention of January 27, 1939 between Finland and the United States, the Minister would highly appreciate if confirmation be received by the Minister that the Department’s records have been corrected to the effect that in so far as persons in class (1) are concerned the Finnish Government does not desire to make representations regarding
(1) Persons possessing the nationality of both Finland and the United States, who habitually reside in the United States and who are in fact most closely connected with the United States.
As stated in the Department’s memorandum no representations are made with regard to persons in class (2).
- This was acknowledged by the Department by a memorandum dated March 23, 1942.↩