File No. 831.415 A/28b.

The President to the President of Venezuela.


Permit me to add to the messages of cordial friendship which are being conveyed to Your Excellency and the Government and people of Venezuela by the special embassy of the United States, my most sincere congratulations and those of the Government of the United States on this memorable occasion when the people of your country are celebrating the centennial anniversay of their independence, and to wish for your country continued prosperity. I also oiler Your Excellency personally the assurance of my high regard and best wishes.

Wm. H. Taft.