The Czechoslovak Minister of Foreign Affairs (Beneš) to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: The keen desire which animates the Government of the Czechoslovak Republic to continue and strengthen the friendly relations which have been built up between the United States of North America and the Czechoslovak Republic has prompted it to create a diplomatic post near that [your] Government. Mr. Jan Masaryk, a Counselor of Legation, is therefore charged with the duty of placing in your hands these credentials which accredit him to the [your] Government as a Chargé d’Affaires ad interim, until the Government of the Republic shall be in a position [Page 93] to appoint its Minister Plenipotentiary near the Government of the United States of North America.

The talent and conciliatory spirit of that diplomatic agent warrant my hope that you will receive him kindly and that you will give faith and credit to all the communications he may send to you within his instructions which will mainly aim to seek the means best adopted [adapted] to strengthening and developing the relations between our two countries.

I am [etc.]

Dr. Eduard Benes