123 Dodd, William Edward/18: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Germany (Gordon)

78. Your 111, June 28, 2 p.m. When circumstances necessitate a delayin the formal audience of reception, this Government has pursued the following procedure:

The Secretary of State has addressed a note in the following terms to the appointed Ambassador or Minister:

“I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of (date), informing the Department that you have taken charge of the Embassy of (country) as Appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

“In view of the President’s inability to receive you at this time, I will be glad to accord you provisional recognition as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of (country), as of the date of presentation of the office copy of your credentials on (date); formal recognition to be accorded you when the President receives you in audience.

“I will be glad to make arrangements later for your presentation to the President and the delivery of your letters of credence.”

Thereafter the new Envoy is permitted to transact any business.