The Chilean Ambassador (Mathieu) to the Secretary of State

No. 253

Mr. Secretary: By direction of my Government, received by cable, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the date for the [Page 287] opening of the Fifth Pan American Conference that is to meet at Santiago, has been set for the 25th day of March of the coming year 1923.

My Government further recommends me in the same communication to extend in advance to Your Excellency’s Government, in order to gain the time that the circumstances require on account of receiving here by mail the note on the subject, the invitation which it has the honor to extend to you as one of the members of the Pan American Union, in order that Your Excellency’s Government may deign to be represented at the aforesaid Conference, the program and regulations of which will be forwarded to Your Excellency by the Governing Board of the Pan American Union.

I take [etc.]

B. Mathieu