File No. 11513/1.
The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Bryan .
Washington , February 3, 1908 .
(Mr. Bacon informs Mr. Bryan that the President has sent to the young King and to the bereaved Queen Mother a personal message of sympathy, and directs him to tender to the Portuguese Government through the usual channels the condolence and sympathetic sorrow of the people of the United States. In the absence of Mr. Root Mr. Bryan is requested to convey to the minister for foreign affairs adequate expression of Mr. Bacon’s personal sentiments.)