Wilhelm pays homage to USN

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Wilhelm pays homage to USN - Emperor Likes Our Ship. Emperor ~W illlam of...
Emperor Likes Our Ship. Emperor ~W illlam of Germany and President Taft yesterday exchanged mes- ·aore', growing out of the visit of the American squadron to Kiel The emperor s messiee read Following the i n v i t a t i o n Ptdger I had the pleasure of lunching on boird the I T S S Louisiana and a f t e r w a r d I inspected and ship I beg von to accept m j compliments w i t h regard to the crew and to the excellent state of efficient and order w h i c h I this fine ship You w i l l I am gratified to hear that the Stars and Stripes are well represented in Kiel waters I t h a n k von most sincerely for sending thl-, fine squadron to Kiel I am happy to observe t h a t l a t i o n s of comrideship between officers strut men of the t w o navies were soon established President Taft sent in reply I sreatlv appreciate your kind telegram so cordial In its sentiments to the American nnv v to whom it is a source of great pride t h a t v o peilal m a l e s t v honored our a bv taking luncheon on the Louisana and inspecting the ship and crew T am v e r v hippv to know that American flag w a s well represented Kiel and t h a t the officers and men of our niv h a v e had this v a opportunitv to make friends In the Oerm-in paw for whose hospitality, as well -xs for v o u r imperial majes- tv'« kind expressions I send v e r y hearty t h a n k s

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 27 Jun 1911, Tue,
  3. Page 2

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