Visit of the Hon. Carl Schurz to Boston/Mr. Schurz' Reply
Department of the Interior,
Washington, Feb. 24, 1881.
Dear Sir, — The letter signed by yourself and a large number of citizens of Massachusetts, by which I am invited to a public dinner in Boston, has been presented to me by Mr. A. D. Chandler of your city. I need not say how deeply sensible I am of the honor done me by an invitation not only most kind in its terms, but remarkable in the character of its signers; and I gratefully accept it.
To name a day for my visit to Boston will not be possible until I shall know when my successor will be ready to take charge of the Interior Department. I shall then have the honor to correspond with you on this subject.
Believe me, dear Sir, very truly yours,
Mr. Francis Parkman,