James H. Pettee

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Tokyo, Missionaries, Francis Mairs Huntington Wilson, James Horace Pettee, American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, Lucy Wortham James


In this hand-written letter from James H. Pettee to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, Pettee sends warm regards to Wilson on behalf of the American Board of Foreign Missions and congratulates him on his advancement to Third Assistant Secretary of State.


James H. Pettee


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson

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Folder 1-2, Document 1


Arima, Japan


[Arima, Japan, May 25th, 1906.]

[To Mr. Huntington Wilson, Secty. American Embassy, Tokyo]

[Dear Sir:]

[In view of your return to the States, the sixty members of the A. B. C. F. M.'s mission now in session at Arima, desire to express their high regard of the work you have done in Tokyo as an official of our Government and also as a representative of our great nation.]

[We call to mind the fact that you are the youngest man our Government ever sent here to take so important a position as that of a Secretary of our Legation; that you have had the great responsibilities of the diplomatic affairs of the United States in Japan left in your hands four times during your nine years of service here - years of wonderful political excitement and historic interest; and that you have so wisely and ably performed the duties of your office that you are now called from the Secretaryship of our Embassy to the larger field of international diplomacy as Third Assistant Secretary of State at Washington.]

[We rejoice in your rapid advancement. We thank you most heartily for the friendly interest you and Mrs. Wilson have taken in missionaries and their work. We regret the loss that comes to us by your promotion, of which nevertheless we are proud.]

[We also regret that none of our large body can be present at your Embarkation on the 29th inst. We send you and Mrs. Wilson a simple token of our warm regards - this letter, which we believe would be widely endorsed by American missionaries all through the Empire.]

[Wishing Mrs. Wilson and you a restful voyage and a bright and busy future, we are]

[Very sincerely your friends,]

[(On behalf of the Mission)]

[J. H. Pettee - Chairman]

[D. W. Learned - Secretary]



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Letter From J. H. Pettee to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, May 25, 1906



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