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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1919

Finland,   pp. 210-227 PDF (5.7 MB)

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The Finnish Delegate (Saotamoinen) to the Acting Secretary of
SIR: Having been appointed Delegate of the Finnish Government
to, the United States of America, I take the liberty of tendering you
a copy of my letter of credence, sincerely hoping that you will receive
me personally so as to give me an opportunity to present you the
original thereof.
I beg to remain [etc.]                A. H. SAASTAMOINEN
WASHINGTON, May 19, 1919.
Letter of Credence of the Finnish Delegate (Samstmoinen)
We, Baron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Regent of Finland,
desiring to, establish relations of friendship and good understanding
between Finland and the United States of America and also to enter
into negotiations with the Government of that Republic on all ques-
tions bearing on the political and economic relations of the two States,
therefore and placing full reliance in the ability, zeal and devotion
of Armas Herman Saastamoinen, our Envoy extraordinary and Min-
ister Plenipotentiary at Copenhagen, we have appointed and com-
missioned the said Armas Herman Saastamoinen in the capacity of
delegate of the Government and by these presents, signed by us, we
do appoint and commission him to discuss and negotiate all the
aforesaid questions with the person or persons who shall have been
authorized thereto by the Government of the United States of
In Faith whereof we have ordered these presents to be sealed with
the Seal of the State.
Given at Helsingfors on the fifth day of the month of March of
the year of Grace one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
123H331/144: Telegram
The Commission to Negotiate Peace to the Acting Secretary of State
PARIS, May 21, 1919, 2 p.m.
[Received 2.18 p.m.]
2189. Your 1956, May 13, 7 p.m. Temporary appointment of
Consul Haynes as Commissioner of United States at Helsingfors with
rank of Minister Plenipotentiary is approved. Lansing.

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