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B. Kroupensky, Charge d'Affaires of the Russian Embassy, Dimitri Stepanovitch Vassilieff, Nabolsine, Fred Carpenter, William Howard Taft, Philander C. Knox


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to B. Kroupensky concerning an introduction of two Russian commanders to William Howard Taft.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


B. Kroupensky

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 130


Washington, D.C.


June 18, 1909.

Dear Mr. Kroupensky:

Referring to your official communication dated the 12th instant ( which is marked as having reached the Department the 14th), and with reference also to our conversation this morning, I beg to inform you that while it is not found practicable to arrange for a formal audience, still I am happy to say that the President will be pleased to receive you, quite informally, in his office tomorrow morning, June nineteenth, at ten-thirty for the purpose of quite informally presenting to him Commander Nabolsine and Commander Vassilieff.

I am very glad to have been able to arrange this. I would suggest that when you go to the office of the White House you immediately communicate with Mr. Carpenter, Secretary to the President.

As to the Secretary of State's meeting these officers, please bring them to the Department on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. I believe the Secretary can then receive them and if I find that he has already some conflicting engagement I shall let you know in due time.

With kind regards, I am, my dear Mr. Kroupensky,

Yours sincerely,


Mr. B. Kroupensky,
etc., etc., etc.,
Russian Embassy.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to B. Kroupensky, June 18, 1909

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