Duke de Arcos to Mr. Hay .
Manchester, Mass. , August 7, 1901 .
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to acknowledge the reception of the note of your department dated the 5th instant by which you advise me that the Government of the United States accepts the proposition of that of H. M. to the effect that, as regards Porto Rico and the Philippines, the authentication of the signatures of the officials who intervene in the execution of letters rogatory passing between Spain and the said countries and vice versa, through the diplomatic channel, be hereafter dispensed with.
I transcribe hereinbelow the memorandum that I had the honor of sending to your excellency on the 18th of April last, and the reply, dated June 5, that I received from the department.