File No. 841.001G29/4.

The British Chargé d’Affaires to the Secretary of State.

No. 236.]

Sir: By instruction of His Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs I have the honor to transmit to you herewith a copy of a proclamation2 by the King, in which the date of His Majesty’s coronation is fixed for the 22d of June next.

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It would be pleasing to the King to receive as his guest a representative of the President of the United States to attend the ceremony. I am therefore instructed to inquire of you whether it would be convenient and agreeable to the President to be represented on the occasion, and if so I should be glad to learn in due course whom he would propose to designate for the purpose, in order that arrangements may be made for his reception.

I have, etc.,

N. Mitchell Innes.
  1. Not printed.