File No. 11513/1.
President Roosevelt to the King of Portugal.
Washington , February 3, 1908 .
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.