File No. 868.001A12/18

The Secretary of State to Minister Droppers

No. 155

Sir: I enclose herewith, with office copy, a letter addressed by the President to the new Greek King, acknowledging the receipt of his letter of July 6 last announcing his accession to the throne.

You will forward the copy to the Foreign Office and deliver the original in the manner most agreeable to His Majesty.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
William Phillips

President Wilson to King Alexander

Great and Good Friend: I have received the letter of July 6 last in which Your Majesty informed me of your accession to the throne of Greece.

I offer to Your Majesty my felicitations on the occasion and assure you of the friendship of the Government and people of the United States and of their good wishes for the welfare of Your Majesty and the happiness of the people under Your Majesty’s dominion.

I trust that your reign will redound to Your Majesty’s glory and to the prosperity of your people, in whose affection may Your Majesty long live.

And I pray God to have Your Majesty in His safe and holy keeping. Your Good Friend,

Woodrow Wilson

By the President:
Robert Lansing, Secretary of State