The Minister in Poland ( Gibson ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received May 26.]
Sir: In confirmation of my telegram No. 3  of May 2nd,2 I have the honor to report that I have today delivered to General Pilsudski, Chief of the Polish State, my letters of credence as American Minister to Poland.
I have the honor to transmit herewith enclosed for the information of the Department a copy of the remarks I made on that occasion (enclosure No. 1), together with copy and translation of General Pilsudski’s reply. …
The ceremonies on this occasion were very simple. General de Yatzyna, Superintendent of the Military Schools, called for me with an aide shortly before four o’clock with three open carriages and two squadrons of lancers, for the drive to the Belvedere Palace at the other end of the city, the old country home of the Kings of Poland. The guard of honor was drawn up in the court yard as we drove in and the military band played the American National Anthem. The Chef de Protocole, Count Przyzdziecki and several aides in full uniform led the way to the room where I was to be received. The Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, M. Wróblewski, met me at the door and escorted me to the other end of the room where he presented me to the Chief of State who was waiting with his staff and the members of the cabinet. After I had read my speech and General Pilsudski had replied, I presented to him the members oi my staff and he in turn presented me to the cabinet.
General Pilsudski then asked me to be seated, and we talked for about twenty minutes, after which we took our leave and returned to our hotel. As we came out of the palace the band played the Polish National Anthem.
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