8th. October, 1938
My dear President
Your letter, which Mr.
Kennedy handed to me last week, came as a pleasant relief at a time of
great anxiety, and I thank you warmly for it.
The Queen and I appreciate
most sincerely your kind invitation to visit Mrs. Roosevelt and you in the
United States in the event of your going to Canada next summer. I can
assure you that the pleasure, which it would be in any case give to us
personally, would be greatly enhanced by the thought that it was
contributing in any way to the cordiality of the relations between our two
I hope that it will not be
inconvenient if I delay my answer until the plans for a visit to Canada are
further advances, and I am in a position to judge how long it may be
possible for me to be absent from this country. I will then communicate
with you again.
Although the suggestions
which you make for a visit sound very attractive, I am afraid that we shall
not be taking the children with us if we go to Canada, as they are much too
young for such a strenuous tour.
Before I end this letter,
I feel that I must say how greatly I welcomed your interventions in the
recent crisis. I have little doubt that they contributed largely to the
preservation of peace.
With all good wishes and
many thanks for your kind invitation,
Yours very sincerely,
(Signed) George R.I.