File No. 093./13a
Washington, June 27, 1916.
To the Diplomatic and Consular Officers of the United States
Gentlemen: There is printed on the overleaf, for the information and guidance of the diplomatic and consular officers of the United States, the text of an executive order, dated June 23, 1916, directing them to refuse to accept, for transmission, gifts which citizens or subjects of foreign countries may desire to present to the President, and requiring that the tender of such gifts be made through the respective diplomatic agents at Washington.
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