Mr. Loring to Mr. Blaine.
Lisbon, October 21, 1889. (Received November 4.)
Sir: I most respectfully acknowledge the receipt of a cablegram from the Department of State, dated 19th October, relating to the death of the King of Portugal, in the following words:
Suitably express President’s sincere condolences upon His Majesty’s lamented death.
This cablegram I communicated to the foreign office in a note dated 21st instant, copy of which I transmit herewith.
I have also the honor to inclose copy and translation of a note, dated October 19, from the minister of foreign affairs, informing me of the death of His Majesty Dom Luiz I, and of the advent of Dom Carlos to the throne.
I also inclose a printed copy of the proclamation of His Majesty Dom Carlos I upon assuming the duties of his office, dated October 19, and a translation thereof.
I transmit, also, the proclamation of the prime minister Luciano de Castro, issued on the same occasion, with a translation thereof.
I have, etc.,