860d.51/370: Telegram

The Minister in Finland (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State
 
 
Helsinki, December 3, 1939—11 a.m.
[Received December 3—10 a.m.]

400. In response to my inquiry today regarding financial situation of Finnish Government, the Minister of Foreign Affairs told me that he had authorized Finnish Minister at Washington yesterday to solicit from our Government assistance in raising 60 million dollars in the United States. He said he had been advised indirectly by Ambassador Steinhardt that there was every disposition in the United States to facilitate procurement of funds for Finnish Government. As I reported last September, Tanner evidently hopes the financial assistance from the United States Government may be received from our Government directly.

Schoenfeld


Source: Foreign relations of the United States. Diplomatic papers. 1939. Volume I. General. (CONCERN OF THE UNITED STATES OVER SOVIET DEMANDS ON FINLAND AND THE OUTBREAK OF THE WINTER WAR). Department of State 1956, publ. 6242. (University of Wisconsin Digital Collections)

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