File No. 17147/5.

The Portuguese Minister to the Secretary of State.


Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 8th instant in which you give through me to the Government of Portugal formal notice on behalf of the United States of the intended termination of the commercial agreements signed at Washington on May 22, 1899, and November 19, 1902, respectively, to take effect August 7, 1910.

I did not fail to transmit a copy of your note to His Majesty’s Government.

I avail, etc.,