File No. 831.415 A/11.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Minister.


The President has decided to send a special ambassador, accompanied by a secretary and military and naval attaches, to the centenary of Venezuelan independence. Mr. Thomas C. Dawson is named special ambassador and Capt. Marsh, United States Navy, commanding the U. S. S. North Carolina, will be naval attaché to the special mission. The above named vessel will carry the mission to La Guaira, Venezuela. The names of the secretary and military attaché to the mission will be sent later.