The Chargé in Haiti (Merrell) to the Secretary of State
[Received May 31—4:45 p.m.]
60. Department’s 36, May 26, 7 p.m.3 As closely as can now be determined President Borno’s itinerary is as follows: Arrive at New York morning of June 11th, proceed at once to Washington by motor if weather permits. Remain in Washington until the afternoon of June 17th, arrive Chicago morning of June 18th, and [visit?] steel works at Gary and one of the packing houses. Proceed morning of June 20th, to San Francisco via Yellowstone Park, visiting hydroelectric plant and reclamation project while in the West. Return from San Francisco via Grand Canyon, arriving Chicago approximately [Page 400] July 5th. Proceed immediately to Detroit for one day’s visit at the Ford Motor Works, thence to Buffalo and from Buffalo to New York by motor via Schenectady for inspection of General Electric Company. Arrive New York approximately July 9th and sail from New York on the steamer Ancon about July 14th. Exact date when the boat will sail not yet determined.
It would be useful to know whether revenue cutter will meet President Borno at New York, who will be on board, where the President will land, and if necessary to arrange for automobile transportation in New York. Also desire to know if appropriate to proceed to Washington by automobile. At New York hotel accommodations being arranged at Plaza and at Washington Mayflower. New York arrangements in the hands of H. L. Hershey, 17 Battery Place, purchasing agent of the Bureau of Insular Affairs.
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