The Secretary of State to Mr. Peirce.

No. 15.]

Sir: I inclose a copy of a letter from the department of agriculture, commerce, and immigration of the State of South Carolina, requesting this department to notify you that it has appointed Messrs. George E. C. Bahncke and S. Davidsee as its agents to solicit immigration to South Carolina.

You are requested to facilitate their mission in every proper way, in accordance with the department’s circular of August 11, 1906.

I am, etc.,

E. Root.

[Same to American diplomatic representatives in Russia and Sweden.]


[State of South Carolina, department of agriculture, commerce, and immigration. E. J. Watson, commissioner. R. B. Herbert, clerk.]

Sir: I have the honor to request that you inform the United States ministers at Stockholm, Christiania, and St. Petersburg of the appointment as delegates of Messrs. Geo. E. C. Bahncke and S. Davidsee.

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Upon request of this department you informed me by letter of September 26 that the ministers in Denmark and the Netherlands had been informed of the appointments of these gentlemen as agents in those countries, respectively. In view of the fact that it may be necessary to send these agents into Finland, Sweden, and Norway, we will appreciate it if you will give the ministers of those countries the proper instructions.

I am, etc.,

R. B. Herbert, Clerk.

Hon. Alvey A. Adee,
Second Assistant Secretary, Department of State,
Washington, D. C.