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Epifanio Portela, Argentine Republic, Argentina, Charles Hitchcock Sherrill, ambassador, appointment, Yale University, William Howard Taft, Philander C. Knox


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Epifanio Portela. The letter contains information about Charles H. Sherrill, who will be appointed as U.S. Minister to Argentina.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Epifanio Portela

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 29


Washington, D.C.


March 17, 1909.

Dear Mr. Minister:

By the Secretary's direction I send you in this informal way a few facts about Mr. Sherrill, as of possible interest to you by way of supplement to the letter requesting you to ascertain his agreement.

Yours sincerely


Senor Don Epifanio Portela,
etc., etc., etc.,
Minister of the Argentine Republic.

Mr. Charles H. Sherrill, of New York, is a graduate of Yale University, where he became quite celebrated as an athlete. He is a lawyer and has taken an active part in politics, and he is very highly thought of by the President. He has some knowledge of Spanish and is a very agreeable gentleman.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Epifanio Portela, March 17, 1909

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