No. 535.
Mr. Bell to Mr. Bayard.

No. 266.]

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith, for the information of the Department, two copies,* in the Dutch text, of the speech pronounced by His Majesty the King on the opening of the session of the States-General on the 19th instant.

It will be seen that His Majesty, after thanking the people for the loyalty and devotion shown on the occasion of the celebration of the seventieth anniversary of his birth, expressed the hope that the constitutional revision bill would be sanctioned by the chambers.

He declared his relations to be most satisfactory with all foreign powers, and expressed satisfaction at the condition of the army and navy, as well as the finances of the country.

He announced that measures would be submitted for the consideration of the chambers tending to advance the agricultural and commercial interests of the country.

I have, etc.,

Isaac Bell, Jr.
  1. Not published.