The Secretary of State to the Finnish Minister (Saastamoinen)8

My Dear Mr. Minister: I beg to hand you herewith a copy of the President’s reply to the remarks made by you yesterday9 on presenting your letter of credence as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the de facto Government of Finland.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. Addressed to him as “Minister of the de facto Government of Finland.”
  2. This note had apparently been drafted Aug. 22.