548.G1/14: Telegram

The Consul General at Hamilton (Beck) to the Secretary of State

92. Department’s 58 April 7, 10 p.m. The Horizons is a privately owned and operated guest house, ideally situated, well managed and comfortable. Rate quoted Bermuda Government on per capita basis at 35 shillings per day if more than 12 persons, 40 if less than 12. Price includes food, lodging, transportation by carriage and use of beach. Building reserved exclusively for both delegations. No other suitable accommodations close by.

Offer of hospitality on part both houses of Legislature was unanimous, to mark in special manner first international conference here. I feel that refusal on our part would cause much disappointment and some embarrassment.

Understand privately Governor today asked Secretary of State for Colonies to extend formal invitation to both delegations.