Dear Miss Le Hand,
How are you? I trust fit
and well in these excitingly difficult times. The President is constantly
in our thoughts and prayers.
Two days ago Mr.
Lascelles, Private Secretary to the King, invited me to Buckingham Palace,
as His Majesty wanted to know more about the C.C.C. In view of the great
need in Britain for something for youth on similar lines, I feel that it is
most important that he should at least have a glimpse of one of the C.C.C.
Camps when he comes to America. Isn't there a camp near Hyde Park to which
the President could motor him? I sincerely trust that it will be possible
to arrange this, in spite of the tremendously full programme.
I have been asked to lead
a party of Members of Parliament, prospective candidates and other
representative people to the States on the 17th June, maiden voyage of the
"Mauretania," returning on the 5th August, in conjunction with
the English-Speaking Union and The Men of the Trees but what I should like
to do is come in advance, to be there when the King's party arrives and be
on the spot when he visits a camp. I therefore propose sailing in the
"Aquitania" on the 10th May, arriving in New York on the 16th.
It is with sincere
gratitude that I recall that with your help I had a small part in
furthering the plan which that President put over and which has made a
great difference to the lives of two million young men. My earnest desire
is that His Majesty will be so impressed that he will wish to do for
England what the President has done for America.
Please convey my kindest
regards and good wishes to the President.
With kindest regards,
Richard Bash Baker