Roosevelt Papers

The British Ambassador (Halifax) to President Roosevelt


Dear Mr. President, I have just received a message from the Prime Minister asking me to thank you for your most kind invitation to stay at the White House, which he is delighted to accept. He proposes that his party at the White House should consist of only himself, his personal assistant Commander Thompson, his secretary Mr. Martin, his valet, and his two detectives. Accommodation for the remainder of the Prime Minister’s party is being obtained at the Mayflower Hotel, where Lord Beaverbrook’s party and Mr. Harriman are also to stay.

Believe me,

Yours very sincerely,