File No. 13739/5.

President Alfaro to President Roosevelt.


I am deeply grateful to you for your sincere and expressive congratulation. We are following here, to the extent of our powers, the handsome example of the great nation you are governing, which is prosperous by virtue of the law and because of its railroads. We have come nearer to you and we shall come nearer still by means of commercial treaties which will be mutually advantageous now that we have a new bond of union.

Eloy Alfaro.