to Mr. Bayard.
Madrid, December 22, 1887. (Received January 3, 1888.)
Sir: On receipt of your telegram I at once sought an interview with the minister of state, and he agreed to prolong the commercial agreement [Page 1432]until June 30, 1888. The result was cabled “Agreement prolonged six months.” I now have the honor of inclosing the protocol as signed by Mr. Moret and myself.
I have, etc.,