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Rudolph Blankenburg, Philander C. Knox, Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Clarence Sears Kates, agricultural credit systems


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Secretary of State to Rudolph Blankenburg 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


Rudolph Blankenburg

Corresponds to:

Folder 2-5, Document 12


Washington, D.C.


February 15, 1913.

My dear Mr. Blankenburg:

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

I think that there is no greater work to which the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture could devote its influence than that of the establishment in the United States of efficient systems of agricultural credit and I am exceedingly sorry that duties here make it unfortunately out of the question for me to attempt myself to address the Society at the forthcoming meeting.

Thanking you for your courtesy in joining in the invitation which the Society has extended me, I remain, my dear Mr. Blankenburg,

Yours very faithfully,


The Honorable Rudolph Blankenburg,
Mayor of Philadelphia,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



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Letter From Philander C. Knox to Rudolph Blankenburg, February 15, 1913



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