Mr. Woodford to Mr. Sherman.

No. 146.]

Sir: I have this moment received a note from the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, dated this 17th day of February, instant, informing me that Her Majesty the Queen Regent has signed a decree nominating Don Luis Polo de Bernabé to be envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Spain in the Republic of the United States. Señor Polo de Bernabé was at the time of his appointment chief of the section or bureau of commerce of the foreign office of Spain.

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I telegraph you as follows:

Madrid, February 17, 1898.

Secretary Sherman, Washington:

Have just received official communication from Spanish minister of foreign affairs that the Queen Regent has to-day signed decree appointing Señor Polo de Bernabé minister from Spain to the United States.


I have the honor to be, etc.,

Stewart L. Woodford.