Mr. Loring to Mr. Blaine.

No 13.]

Sir: His Majesty King Luiz I died this morning at 11 o’clock. His health was failing when I arrived in Lisbon and be has steadily declined during the summer and autumn. His death will be deeply lamented by the Portuguese people. The telegram from the Department of State conveying the sympathy and hope of the President was forwarded to the foreign office immediately on its arrival. I have endeavored as the representative of the United States to perform every courtesy required on this sad occasion. My last personal inquiries at the palace at Cascaes, where the king died, were made yesterday, and my sympathy expressed.

I have, etc.,

Geo. B. Loring.