to Mr. Bayard.
Madrid, June 22, 1887. (Received July 5.)
Sir: On the 15th instant, on receiving your telegram, I immediately saw Senor Moret and called his attention to the necessity of his giving me an early official notification of his intention to extend the modus vivendi of which he had already verbally assured me. He replied that immediately after the meeting of the next council of ministers he would send me an official communication in reference to it. This I received on the 20th instant, and at once telegraphed to you the proposal therein contained to prolong the modus vivendi to December 31 of the present year.
This morning I had the honor to receive your reply, and have addressed a note to Senor Moret, expressing the concurrence of the Government of the United States in the extension proposed.
I have, etc.,