File No. 831.415 A/6.

The Secretary of State to the Minister for Foreign Relations of Venezuela.

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of November 3, 1910, in which you advise the Department that the Government of Venezuela will, during the first week of July next, celebrate the first centennial of the independence of the United States of Venezuela, and that your Government would be highly gratified should the President and the Government of the United States be represented at the festivities which will then take place.

I have the honor to say in reply that your communication has been laid before the President and that he has expressed his intention to be specially represented on the occasion of those festivities in which the Government and people of the United States will feel the most sympathetic interest.

Accept, etc.,

P. C. Knox.