Messersmith, G.S., Havana. To Graham Stuart, Stanford University, Calif.

Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.
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Thanks Stuart for sending article; read it with interest; appreciates constructive interest Stuart has shown in administrative problems of State Dept.; believes U.S. has now finest Foreign Office of any government; confident successor, [Breckinridge] Long will carry on work creditably; competent personnel in office to ease burdens of Assistant Secretary; Stuart will find when he goes to Washington, men like [Nathaniel P.] Davis, [G. Howland] Shaw and [Charles B.] Hosmer helpful and cooperative; was in intimate contact in recent years with those who would use force as primary weapon of internal and external policy; U.S. cannot remain isolated out of desire for peace; if Germany gets control of rest of world, U.S. will be next target; U.S. should take steps now which enlightened self interest dictates; has interesting field in Cuba; key to some of problems in American republics lies here; if Stuart and Mrs. Stuart take holiday in area would be delighted to have them for visit.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.