Liste des reconnaissances
"de facto" et
Recognition of Latvia by the United States ot America, July 28, 1922
The Secretary of State to the Commissioner at Riga (Young)
Washington, July 25, 1922, 4 p.m.
Advise Foreign Offices of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as nearly at the
same time as possible on the morning of July 28, that the United States
extend to each full recognition. The fact will be communicated to the
Press at Washington for publication in the morning papers of July 28,
and the following statement will be made:
The Governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have been recognised
either de jure or de facto by the principal Governments of Europe and
have entered into treaty relations with their neighbours.
In extending to them recognition on its part, the Government of the United
States takes cognizande of the actual existence of these Governments
during a considerable period of time and of the successful maintenance
within their borders of political and economical stability.
The United States has consistently maintained that the disturbed conditions
of Russian affairs may not be made the occasion for alienation of Russian
territory, and this principle is not deemed to be impinged by the
recognition at this time of the Governments of Estonia, Latvia and
Lithuania which have been set up and maintained by indigenous population.
Pending legislation by Congress to establish regular diplomatic
representation Mr. Young will continue as Commissioner of the United
States and will have the rank of Minister. Request from respective
Governments temporary recognition pending formal application for
exequatures of John P.Hurley, Charles H. Albrecht, and Clement S. Edwards,
consuls at Riga, Reval and Kovno, respectively.
Papers re1ating to the Foreign Relations of the United States, 1922,
Vol. 11, pp.973-874. G.P.O., Washington, D. C. cité dans American
Latvian Association in The United States, Lettonie, en com-mémoration
du 50ème anniversaire de la Déclaration d'Indépendance de la République
de Lettonie , Washington D.C., 1968, p.71.