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Philander Knox, government service, embassies, Henry P. Fletcher, diplomatic appointment


A handwritten draft letter from Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Philander Knox, dated May 9, 1921. Within, Wilson sends his best wishes and asks Knox for news about any potential appointments in the diplomatic service.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Philander C. Knox

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-12, Document 6


Monday, May 9, 1921

Dear Senator,

I should like to run down to drop in on you for a talk, but I suppose you are still excessively busy. Do let me know if you go to Valley Forge or Atlantic City for a rest and let me come and help you do nothing for a day.

About my going back in the service. I feel more and more keen as the weeks go by. I do hope you have been able to get the President to give me one of the Embassies, - the better the better of course, but whichever one you can manage.

My lease ran out May 1st. So I am now living at the Clark.

Hoping you and Mrs. K are very well, and with remembrances to [Benny], I am always yours [illegible].

Of course I don’t doubt you are having me in mind, but I wanted to tell you that my not saying anything more about it meant anything but indifference; indeed, that I felt very anxious about it. I gather that just now is the time these things are being settled; and I shall be very glad to have my case settled one way or the other. As you once said, if I get anything it will be on my record of service and with Fletcher and Dearing at the [Department] I have felt that there would be friendly cooperation at that end and that there was no use of my agitating the matter any more myself. If you hear any news for me do let me know. I have been hoping to hear that my name had been sent to the Senate with the lot of impending diplomatic appointments.


There is a mostly illegible second letter draft addressed to Henry P. Fletcher written on the back of this letter.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Philander C. Knox, May 9, 1921



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