The Secretary of State to the Peruvian Minister .

My Dear Mr. Pardo: I have now been able to ascertain the length of time which will be necessary for me to pass from place to place during my projected visit to South America with sufficient accuracy to determine that I shall be able to visit Peru, and I beg you to convey to the minister for foreign affairs my grateful acceptance of his very courteous invitation to visit Lima. I shall probably be able to reach Lima about the second or third week of September.

It will be a very great pleasure to me to meet the distinguished men who control the policy of Peru, and I shall hope that a more complete understanding and sympathy between the two countries may have the result of making still more effective, for the benefit of both, the friendship and good will which have long existed between them.

Faithfully, yours,

Elihu Root.