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Daily Appointments
of Harry S. Truman

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Sunday, February 22, 1948
   
    [Log of President Truman's Trip: Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Key West, Florida]
    The President left San Juan for St. Thomas at
3:30 a.m. aboard the USS WILLIAMSBURG.

The President arrive at the West India Dock,
Charlotte Amalie at 10:30 a.m. At 11:00 a.m.
he departed the dock for a sightseeing tour
by automobile. He stopped at Emancipation
Park for a ten-minute ceremony where he made
a few brief remarks while unveiling a plaque
marking the 100th anniversary of the emancipation
of the peoples of the Virgin Islands. The
President then attended a stag luncheon at
the Bluebeard Castle Hotel where there were
about 50 guests.

The President motored to the USS WILLIAMSBURG
where he rested.

Later in the afternoon the President attended an
informal reception at the Government House. There
were about 250 guests present. He then returned
to the USS WILLIAMSBURG.

The President gave a stag buffet dinner aboard the
USS WILLIAMSBURG for Governor Hastie and St. Thomas
officials.
11:00 am [Public Papers: Remarks in St. Thomas on a Visit to the Virgin Islands]

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President Harry S. Truman in Charlotte Amalie, the Virgin Islands



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