The Diplomatic Officers of the United States.

Gentlemen: Referring to the Department’s instruction of May 15th last extending to foreign governments an official invitation to be represented by delegates at the Nineteenth International Congress of Americanists to be held in the city of Washington in October, 1914, the Department advises you of the receipt of a letter from the secretary of the congress in which he announces the decision of the organizing committee to postpone the meeting of the congress indefinitely.

You will communicate this information to the Government to which you are accredited and inform that Government that you will not fail promptly to inform it when a date shall have been set for the meeting of the congress.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Robert Lansing