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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 7, 1903
(1903)

Luxembourg,   pp. 643-644 PDF (520.2 KB)


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LUXEMBOURG. 
ESTABLISHMENT OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH 
LUXEMBOURG. 
Aft. Hay to JJft. Newel. 
No. 1, Luxembourg Series.] DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
    WasMngton, June 10, 1903. 
 SIR: Referring to previous correspondence in re'ation to the addition of
Luxembourg to your mission, 1 inclose herewith— 
 1. Your commission as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary to
the Netherlands and Luxembourg; 
 2. The President's letter, addressed to -His Royal Highness the Grand Duke
of Luxembourg, accrediting you to Luxembourg; 
 3. Office copy of the same; 
 4. New letters of credit in duplicate, the original, when signed, to be
forwarded by you to the bankers at London and the duplicate to be retained
by yourself; 
 5. The oath of office which, when subscribed to by you, is to be returned
to the Department. 
 You will proceed to Luxembourg at the earliest convenient day after July
1 next for the purpose of presenting in the usual way your letter of credence
to the Grand Duke, and you will draw on the Secretary of State for such expenses
as shall be incurred in carrying out this instruction, supporting your draft
by a separate account. 
I am, etc., 
JOHN HAY. 
Air. Newel to I&. Ray. 
No. 3, Luxembourg Series.] 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
The Hague, July 29, 1903. 
 SIR: Pursuant to instructions in Department's No. 1 (Luxembourg Series),
dated June 10, 1903, I have the honor to report that I wrote to Mr. Eyschen,
the minister of state and president of the Government, announcing that I
would arrive at Luxembourg, with Mr. Garrett, the secretary of this legation,
at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon of Thursday, the 16th instant, and requesting
that word might be sent to me at the Hotel Brasseur as to when we could call
and pay our respects to him. On arrival I found awaiting me an invitation
to breakfast at the Chateau de Berg with the Hereditary Grand Duke on the
following day, and a letter from Mr. Eyschen, in which, after welcoming me
to Luxembourg, the minister stated that he would be 
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