File No. 11513/27.
Minister Bryan to the Secretary of State.
Lisbon , February 17, 1908 .
Sir: I have the honor to report that the minister for foreign affairs, on behalf of the Government and people of Portugal, has requested me to express to Congress, through the Vice President and the Speaker, sincere acknowledgments of the condolatory resolutions adopted by the American Senate and House of Representatives and transmitted by the President through this legation. Those resolutions had a very happy effect here, in the assurances they conveyed of participation by the legislators and people of our country in Portugal’s mourning, and of the abhorrence felt throughout our Republic for abominable political crimes, new to this land.
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