033.6511 Grandi, Dino/12: Telegram

The Chargé in Italy (Kirk) to the Secretary of State

204. My October 10, 1 p.m.33 Following is translation of Grandi’s reply to my communication of today.

“Mr. Chargé d’Affaires: I have the honor to thank you for your kind communication of the courteous invitation of the Secretary of State for me to visit the United States. I am highly gratified at this invitation, and am very happy to be able to accept it.

It is with the greatest pleasure that I look forward to an early opportunity of seeing Mr. Stimson, and of exchanging ideas with him. I recall with the deepest satisfaction our meeting in Rome and in London and to this satisfaction today is added the very great pleasure of being able to visit the United States.

The Chief of Government attributes the greatest value to the visit which I shall have the honor of paying to President Hoover, and to Mr. Stimson.

I shall be particularly obliged to you if you will kindly convey to the Secretary of State my warmest and most cordial thanks.

Accept, Mr. Chargé d’Affaires, the expression of my high consideration.”

Signed Grandi and dated October 10.

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