The Secretary of State to the Argentine minister.

No. 6.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 2d instant, and to state in reply that it gives me great pleasure to accept the kind invitation with which the Government of the Argentine Republic honors me, to visit Buenos Aires as part of my trip to South America this summer.

Having a firm belief in the efficacy of personal acquaintance and good understanding as the true means of promoting real friendship between nations, it will gratify me very much to meet some of the public men under whose guidance the Argentine Republic has attained so great a degree of power and prosperity.

Begging you to be so good as to convey to your Government an expression of my thanks for the invitation, I avail, etc.,

Elihu Root.