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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 7, 1903
(1903)

Denmark,   pp. 383-389 PDF (2.4 MB)


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  383DEN MARK. 
VISIT OF THE GERMAN EMPEROR TO DENMARK. 
JJ&. Swenson to 2J&. Hay. 
No. 295.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Gopenhagen, JWarch 13, 1903. 
 SIR: I inclose herewith clippings from Berlingske Tidende and the London
Times, commenting on the German Emperor's approaching visit to the Danish
court. 
 * * * * * * 
I have, etc., 
 LAURITS S. SWENSON. 
[Inclosure 1.—Translation.] 
[Clipping from Berlingske Tidende of March 12, 1903.] 
Visit of His Majesty Emperor William. 
 His Majesty the German Emperor, who desires to convey his felicitations
in person on the occasion of our King's eighty-fifth birthday anniversary,
Apgil 8, will, in view of the fact that this date occurs during Holy Week,
arrive at the court April 2, 5 o'clock in the afternoon. During his stay,
which is expected to last till April 4, the Emperor will occupy quarters
in Christian Vii palace. 
 it will afford the Danish Government and tile Danish people sincere satisfaction
to extend a hearty welcome to the exalted monarch of our mighty neighboring
Empire, whose sympathy and affection for our aged King finds expression in
the proposed visit. We cherish the confident hope that His Majesty~the Emperor
will have an opportunity through this visit to convince himself that the
Danish people have appreciated the splendid reception accorded our crown
prince on all sides, when his royal highness visited Their Majesties the
Emperor and Empress at Potsdam last fall. 
[Inclosure 2.] 
[Clipping from London Times of March 10, 1903.] 
The Emperor William and Denmark. 
[From our correspondent.] 
COPENHAGEN, Marc/i 8. 
 It has, for a long time, been rumored that the Emperor William would come
to Copenhagen in order to congratulate the venerable King Christian on the
occasion of his eighty-fifth birthday on April 8. It is now officially reported
that the Emperor is to arrive on April 2, but that he will not stay until
the 8th of that month, because the latter date is in Holy Week. 
 Some months ago the Danish crown prince went to Berlin—a visit which
created some sensation in view of the somewhat strained relations which still
existed between Denmark and Germany on the question of North Schleswig. The
Danish crown prince was received in Germany with great honor and regard by
the always chivalrous Emperor, and the visit created an agreeable impression
in Denmark. Here it was considered good policy on the p~rt of the heir to
the throne to cultivate better 


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