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Clarence Sears Kates, Rudolph Blankenburg, J. Bertram Lippincott, Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Agricultural Financial Credit, agricultural credit systems, Huntington Wilson, Philander C. Knox


The document is a carbon copy of the typed text of a telegram from the Secretary of State to Clarence Sears Kates informing him that Knox will not be speaking at the 128th anniversary of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, but that he offers Huntington Wilson as a replacement to speak about the administration's policy on Agricultural Financial Credit.


Philander C. Knox


Clarence Sears Kates

Corresponds to:

Folder 2-5, Document 13


Washington, D.C.



February 15, 1913.

Clarence Sears Kates, Esquire,
University Club,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I confirm my great personal regret, expressed also by letters today to the Mayor and to Mr. Lippincott, that I myself cannot possibly have the honor to address the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture. If you desire it The Honorable Huntington Wilson, Assistant Secretary of State, will make a brief address on Agricultural Financial Credit and I suggest you correspond directly with him. Naturally, the whole Department is exceedingly busy just now and something might prevent Mr. Wilson's attendance, in which case another Department official would, if agreeable, read his address in his stead. He hopes and expects, however, to be able to go and prefers February twenty-eighth or twenty-seventh.


This is the telegram referred to in Documents 2-5, 10 and 2-5, 12.



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Telegram From Philander C. Knox to Clarence Sears Kates, February 15, 1913



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