THE WHITE HOUSE
June 15, 1939
King George VI
Empress of Britain
Halifax, June 15.
I cannot allow you and the
Queen to sail for home without expressing once more the extreme pleasure
which your all too brief visit to the United States gave us.
The warmth of the welcome
accorded you everywhere you visited in this country was the spontaneous
outpouring of Americans who were deeply touched by the tact, the
graciousness, and the understanding hearts of your guests.
I shall always like to
think that you felt the sincerity of this manifestation of the friendship
of the American people.
Mrs. Roosevelt joins me
in parting felicitations to Your Majesties and best wishes for a safe and
Franklin D. Roosevelt