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MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTION

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��DINNERS AND RECEPTIONS

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��STATE OCCASIONS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.

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ETIQUETTE as observed in European courts is not known at the White House. The President's Secretary issues invitations by direction of the President to the distinguished guests.

The Usher in charge of the cloak-room hands to the gentleman on arrival an envelope containing a diagram of the table (as cut

��Entrance

����shows), whereon the name and seat of the respective guest and the lady he is to escort to dinner are marked.

A card corresponding with his name is placed on the napkin be- longing to the cover of the seat he will occupy.

The President's seat is in the middle of the table. The most dis- tinguished guests sit on his right and left. If their wives are present they will occupy these seats, and the gentlemen will be seated next to the President's wife whose seat is directly opposite the President.

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