Scandinavian Reply to President Wilson's Peace Note, December 29, 1916

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Scandinavian Reply to President Wilson's Peace Note, December 29, 19161

It is with the liveliest interest that the Norwegian Government has
learned of the proposals which the President of the United States
has just made with the purpose of facilitating measures looking
toward the establishment of a durable peace, while at the same time
seeking to avoid any interference which could cause offense to legiti-
mate sentiments.
The Norwegian Government would consider itself failing in its
duties toward its own people and toward humanity if it did not ex-
press its deepest sympathy with all efforts which would contribute
to put an end to the ever-increasing suffering and the moral and
material losses. It has every hope that the initiative of President
Wilson will arrive at a result worthy of the high purpose which in-
spires it.


1The New York Times, December 30, 1916. Identical note of Norway, Sweden
and Denmark.