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J. Bertram Lippincott, Philander C. Knox, Philadelphia Society For Promoting Agriculture, Agricultural Financial Credit, Clarence Sears Kates, agricultural credit systems


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Secretary of State to J. Bertram Lippincott declining the invitation to speak at the twenty-eighth anniversary of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. He also passes along a message sent to Clarence Sears Kates.


Philander C. Knox


J. Bertram Lippincott

Corresponds to:

Folder 2-5, Document 10


Washington, D.C.


February 15, 1913.

My dear Mr. Lippincott:

Herewith I enclose a copy of a telegram which I have just sent to Mr. Kates.

Allow me to express my great sympathy with the purpose of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture to give its influence to the valuable movement for the establishment of proper agricultural credit systems in the United States and to reiterate, at the same time, my great regret that the exigencies of my duties here at this time make it unfortunately out of the question for me to accept myself your very courteous invitation.

With many regrets and acknowledgements, I remain, my dear Mr. Lippincott,

Yours very faithfully,


J. Bertram Lippincott, Esquire,
President, Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture,
328 Chestnut Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



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Letter From Philander C. Knox to J. Bertram Lippincott, February 15, 1913



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