On 17 March 1909 Everton's Secretary read a letter from Frederick Wall, Secretary of the English F.A., to the committee. Wall invited Everton to select a team to play a series of matches in Argentina and Uruguay. The tour was to last 9 weeks including 3 weeks of travelling and 20 days in South America. First class travel and hotel expenses would be paid for two directors and the team.
Frederick J. Wall, Secretary of the English Football Association