760D.6111/3–1648: Telegram

The Minister in Finland (Warren) to the Secretary of State

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130. Yesterday the President had a farewell two hour conversation with Marshal Mannerheim before he leaves by air this p. m. for week’s stay in Sweden on his way not to Lugano but to Palace Hotel at Lausanne. The Marshal desired me to know that President is less nervous and depressed about situation. He has about decided not let Enckell go Moscow and to utilize his presence here as excuse for further limiting powers of delegation to no more than messengers to transmit material for decisions to be taken here. President and Enckell will also have benefit of Stahlberg’s strong attitude.1 It is expected that President will insist on Leinos going to Moscow and thus have some brake on party activities.

  1. Presumably a reference to former President of Finland, Kaarlo, J. Stahlberg.