File No. 11513/34.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Portuguese Minister.

No. 54.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your courteous note of the 7th instant, in which, by instruction of the ministry of foreign affairs of Portugal, you request that this department may convey to the United States Senate and the House of Representatives the sincere thanks of His Majesty the King of Portugal and of the Portuguese Government, for the sympathetic resolutions of those bodies, passed in view of the assassination of the King and Crown Prince of Portugal.

I have the honor to say in reply that I have taken pleasure in communicating copies of your note to the Vice President of the United States and the Speaker of the House of Representatives for the information of the bodies over which they respectively preside.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.