860d.01/71

The Secretary of State to the Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs ( Holsti )

Excellency: I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the United States has recognized the independence of Finland and the Government, of which Your Excellency is a member, as the de facto Government of Finland.

In assuring Your Excellency of the pleasure it gives me to make this announcement, I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing