Mr. Schuyler to Mr. Blaine.
Bucharest, April 7, 1881. (Received April 23, 1881.)
Sir: Referring to my previous dispatches No. 46, dated March 12, No. 50, dated March 26, and No. 51, dated March 30, with reference to the proclamation of the kingdom of Roumania, I have the honor to inform you that in recognizing the new title Belgium was followed by Monaco, Greece, Turkey, Italy, England, and Servia. The form of recognition generally adopted was to congratulate the King and government on the proclamation of the kingdom and to promise a formal reply on the receipt of the formal announcement. On the 2d of April I telegraphed you, “England, Italy, and four others recognize kingdom.” On the 3d of April I received your telegraphic reply, saying, “If great powers of Europe unite in recognizing new government you will join with them and express congratulations of the President. Await their action.”
An understanding having been arrived at between the great powers that there was no objection in principle to the new title, it was recognized [Page 985]by France, then by Holland, and yesterday morning by the three empires of Russia, Austria, and Germany, who had agreed to act simultaneously. In compliance with your instructions I at once presented to Mr. Boeresco the congratulations of the President and have to-day been received in audience by the King. His Majesty in reply desired me to express his thanks at the prompt and friendly action of the United States.
In the absence of a Roumanian representative at Washington I have been requested to forward to you the formal letter from the King to the President. I inclose it herewith with the usual office copy and translation.
I have, &c.,