The British Ambassador (Howard) to the Secretary of State

No. 49

Sir: I have the honour to refer to your note of December 4th last,6 notifying me that the appointment of the Honourable Vincent Massey as His Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to represent the interests of the Dominion of Canada in the United States will be entirely agreeable to the United States Government.

In this connection, I have the honour to state that Mr. Massey has now advised me that he proposes to arrive at Washington at the end of the second week in February and is desirous of presenting his letters [Page 483] of credence on any day between the 15th and 19th of February. I should accordingly be most grateful if you would be so good as to notify me at your earliest convenience on what date it will be convenient for the President to receive Mr. Massey for the presentation of his credentials. At the same time, I have the honour to inform you that the Government of Canada are desirous that I should accompany Mr. Massey to the White House on this occasion.

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Esme Howard