Roosevelt Papers: Telegram

President Roosevelt to King George VI 1

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Secret and personal number 328 from the President to the Former Naval Person for the King.

I accept with appreciation your invitation to occupy quarters jointly with our friend during our scheduled conference. I well remember a delightful visit there with Lord Tweedsmuir, but I hope I will not have to make another speech in French.2

  1. Sent to the United States Naval Attaché, London, via Navy channels, for delivery through Churchill.
  2. The reference is to Roosevelt’s visit to Quebec on July 31, 1936, at which time Tweedsmuir was Governor-General of Canada. See The Public Papers and Addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt, vol. v: 1936, The People Approve (New York: Random House, 1938), pp. 276–279.