File No. 11513/1.

President Roosevelt to the King of Portugal.


I hasten to express to you and to your bereaved Queen Mother my heartfelt condolence by reason of the tragic death of your royal father and brother. The American people feel a peculiar bond of sympathy with the royal family and the people of Portugal in their great affliction, and they have been inexpressibly shocked and grieved at the dreadful tragedy.

Theodore Roosevelt.