Document Type

Letter

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Date

6-29-1909

Keywords

May Burrough, foreign service, citizenship

Description

The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to May Burrough concerning the possibility of a person simultaneously becoming a US citizen and entering the foreign service.

Sender

Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson

Recipient

May Burrough

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 160

City

Washington, D.C.

Transcription

[personal]

June 29, 1909.

My dear May:

Of course I should be most happy to do anything I could upon your request, but the young man to whom you refer has only been in this country a short time and has not even yet been naturalized, so that it strikes me as highly inappropriate that he should be thinking simultaneously of acquiring American citizenship and of entering the foreign service - the one career which would immediately take him out of his adopted country. In these circumstances it would be insincere for me to hold out to you any hope that this branch of the Government would be likely to find itself in a position to avail of his services.

It is very pleasant to hear some news of you again. No, we were quite unaware that we had ever missed a call from you in New York.

With many kind regards to your mother and yourself, I remain,

Yours sincerely,

[signature]

Miss Burrough,
53 East 30th Street,
New York City.

[P.S. Please excuse the [illegible] H.W.]

Language

English

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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to May Burrough, June 29, 1909

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