TYPED LETTER SIGNED, TO HON. W.G. MCADOO, JANUARY 22, 1918, ON STATIONERY OF THE BRITISH WAS MISSION TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: MY DEAR MR. SECRETARY,I HAVE DECIDED TO REMAIN IN ENGLAND, BUT HAVE NO INTENTION WHATSOEVER OF DISSOCIATING MYSELF FROM MY AMERICAN WORK, AND HAVE THEREFORE ACCEPTED THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE LONDON HEADQUARTERS OF THE BRITISH WAR MISSION TO THE UNITED STATES. CREWE HOUSE, CURZON STREET, THE LONDON RESIDENCE OF THE MARQUIS OF CREWE, HAS BEEN PLACED AT MY DISPOSAL BY THE NATION, AND I AM ORGANISING MY WORK HERE, SO THAT IT WILL BE A CLEARING HOUSE FOR ALL THINGS AMERICAN IN LONDON.I SHALL TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT YOU WILL CALL UPON ME AT ANY TIME IF I CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE TO YOU, OR CAN IN ANY WAY AID SUCH AMERICAN FRIENDS OF YOURS AS MAY COME TO ENGLAND. IT IS MY HOPE AND MY DESIRE THAT IN THESE WAYS WE CAN WORK TOETHER FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO NATIONS THAT MUST NECESSARILY DETERMINE THE ISSUES OF THIS WAR.YOURS SINCERELYNORTHCLIFFETHE HON. MCADOO

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