File No. 88919.
Minister Bryan to the Secretary of State.
Lisbon, December 20, 1909.
Sir: Referring to my 574 of December 14, 1909, relative to the arrest and detention for nonperformance of military service of Antonio Nunes, a minor son of a naturalized American citizen, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy and a translation of a note from the foreign minister, dated December 13, 1909, in reply to my note of the 10th instant, a copy of which was inclosed with my aforementioned dispatch.
Owing to the ministerial crisis I have been unable to further discuss the case with the Portuguese authorities. As soon as the new minister for the foreign affairs is appointed I shall take up the case with him.
I have, etc.,