File No. 10044/168A.

The President of the United States to the Sultan of Turkey.


I offer to Your Imperial Majesty my congratulations of your accession to the throne with such universal acclaim, voiced by the people’s representatives, and at a time so propitious to the highest aspirations of the great nation over which you rule as the august head of a constitutional Government. I assure you of the friendship of the Government and people of the United States, who earnestly wish for Your Majesty’s happiness and for that of the people within your dominions, and I add my own wishes for Your Majesty’s health and welfare.

Wm. H. Taft.