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Clarence Ransom Edwards, Charles Ludlow Livingston, Salina Cruz, Mexico


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Clarence Edwards concerning Charles Livingston's request for transfer from Salina Cruz, Mexico.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Clarence R. Edwards

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 162


Washington, D.C.



July 2, 1909.

My dear Edwards:

Replying to your note of June 29th, I see that Mr. Livingston has only been a year at his present post, and so I doubt if we could consider transferring him at the present time. Anyone who can lose sixty-five pounds in ten months and still live must have been in dire need of banting. Although, as you know, we discourage outside efforts to get transfers by pressure upon the Department and consider the only proper course for officers to make their wishes known directly to the Department, nevertheless Mr. Livingston being a personal friend of yours, we shall not allow his roundabout request to operate against him. I only wish we could do something for him on your account, but all I can now say is that we shall keep him in mind as desiring to leave Salina Cruz.

With kind regards, I am, my dear Edwards,

Yours very sincerely,


Brigadier General Clarence R. Edwards, U.S.A.,
War Department.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Clarence R. Edwards, July 2, 1909



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