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Fred W. Carpenter, Secretary to the President, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Committee of Union and Progress, CUP, Sultan Mehmed V, Philander C. Knox


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Fred Carpenter concerning diplomatic relations to the new regime in the Ottoman Empire.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Fred W. Carpenter

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 202


Washington, D.C.


November 6, 1909.

Dear Mr. Carpenter:

Please be kind enough to have the following telegram sent in your cipher to the President:

Special Turkish Embassy personally representing the Sultan has waited six weeks for audience to announce to you the new Sultan's accession and the new regime in Turkey. Similar embassies to Europe have been received with great honors. The Department recommends that you telegraphically authorize us to fix earliest date convenient for audience and to invite them to official dinner at the White House the same evening. If you will kindly pass upon this, which must be first, then other official courtesies can now be arranged. Knox.

I shall be much obliged if you will let me have the President's reply at your earliest convenience.

Yours very sincerely,


Fred W. Carpenter, Esquire,
Secretary to the President.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Fred W. Carpenter, November 6, 1909



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