The Finnish Delegate ( Saastamoinen ) to the Acting Secretary of State

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

Letter of Credence of the Finnish Delegate (Saastamoinen)

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 questions 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 Minister Plenipotentiary at Copenhagen, we have appointed and commissioned 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 America.

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.

G. Mannerheim

Carl Enckell