File No. 561.14A12/3


To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States

Gentlemen: Referring to the Department’s circular of April 7, 1917, instructing the Diplomatic Officers of the United States to extend to the Governments to which they are respectively accredited, in pursuance of a provision contained in the Agricultural Appropriation Act approved March 4, 1917, an invitation to appoint delegates or representatives to the International Farm Congress to be held at Peoria, Illinois, during the fiscal year, 1918, and to participate in the International Soil Products Exposition to be held in connection therewith, you are now instructed to advise those Governments that the Congress and Exposition will take place at Peoria, Illinois, September 18–29, 1917.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk