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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

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 ° Printed, p. 6. 967SWEDEN AND NORWAY. 
PROTECTION OF CUBAN INTERESTS BY UNITED STATES 
CONSULAR OFFICIALS. 
 Aft. Thomas to Air. Hay. - 
No. ~82.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Stockholm, Xovember 10, 1902. 
 SIR: Referring to your instructions a of May 24 last, I have the honor to
inform you that immediately upon the receipt thereof I proffered the request
therein contained to the Government of Sweden and Norway, in a note addressed
to the minister for foreign affairs, a copy of which 1 inclose herewith.
 I am to-day in receipt of a note from His Excellency Mr. Lagerheim, a copy
of which, accompanied by a translation, stating that in response to this
request the United States consular officers in Sweden and Norway have received
permission to assume the charge of the interests of Cuba and of its citizens
until Cuban consuls shall have been appointed. 
 In compliance with your instructions, I have at once notified the United
States consul-general and consuls in Sweden and Norway that such permission
has been granted. 
 I have, etc., W. W. THOMAS. 
[Inclosure 1.] 
Mr. Thomas to Mr. Lagerheim. 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Stockholm, .June ~3, 19O~. 
 EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to inform you that I am instructed by the Secretary
of State, at the request of the President of Cuba, to ask the Government
of Sweden and Norway to permit the United States consular officers within
its jurisdiction to use their good offices in representation of the interests
of Cuba and its citizens until Cuban consuls shall have been appointed. 
I take this occasion to renew, etc., W. W. THOMAS. 
[Inciosure 2—Translation.] 
Mr. Lagerheim to Mr. Thomas. 
ROYAL FOREIGN OFFICE, 
Stockholm, November 7, 19O~. 
MR. MINISTER: Referring to your note of June 23 last, I have the honor to
inform 
you that United States consular officers in Sweden and Norway have received
permission to assume the charge of the interests of Cuba and of its citizens
until Cuban consuls shall have been appointed. 
 Accept, etc., LAGERHEIM. 


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