Mr. Loring to Mr. Blaine.

No. 11.]

Sir: I regret to inform you that His Majesty Luiz I, King of Portugal, has after many months of ill health, become entirely prostrated and it is felt that his life is in danger.

The loss of the King will be great to the Portuguese people. Accomplished, judicious, patriotic, and devoted to his country, he has secured the affection of the community here, and the respect of all associate powers. The anxiety with regard to him is intense.

I have, etc.,

Geo. B. Loring.