File No. 17147/1.

The Portuguese Minister to the Secretary of State.


Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of April 30, 1909, giving through me to the Government of Portugal formal notice on behalf of the United States of the intended termination of the commercial agreements concluded between the two countries on May 22, 1899, and November 19, 1902.

A copy of your note has already been forwarded to his majesty’s Government.

I avail, etc.,