File No. 831.415 A/22.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


The President received the invitation to the ambassador’s luncheon aboard the North Carolina with pleasure, but finds that it will be quite impossible for him to leave Caracas on July 4 or 5. He will gladly accept the invitation to lunch aboard for any day after the 5th. I suggest the following: Reception at the legation July 4, ambassador’s dinner at the temporary embassy July 6, luncheon aboard the North Carolina July 8.

As the program is overcrowded it is advisable to issue invitations to the ambassador’s dinner as early as possible.