033.3911/orig.: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Commissioner in the Dominican Republic (Welles)

10. Your 25, March 27, 3 p.m. Since no provision therefor exists it is not the practice of the Federal Government to invite Chiefs of States or Presidents-elect to visit the United States as the guests of the Government; but you may say to the President-elect that should he desire to come to the United States and to visit Washington, the President will be most happy to receive him.

See confidential circular February 28, 1903,3 to diplomatic officers, in Legation’s files.

  1. Not printed; in it diplomatic officers were informed that neither American law nor usages provided for inviting foreign sovereigns and chiefs of state to visit the United States.