File No. 711.612/67.


In confirmation of December 18, 8 p.m., I have the honor to transmit translation of official answer to note, just received:

In note No. 72 of December 4/17 your excellency has transmitted to me official notification of the United States Government, provided by Article XII of the treaty of 1832, in accordance with which said treaty will cease to be in force on December 19, 1912/January 1, 1913.

At the same time you stated that in the meanwhile your Government is desirous of entering into negotiations for the conclusion of a new treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation on a basis which would better answer the requirements of both countries.

Taking due notice of the aforesaid, I take advantage of this occasion, sir, to express my distinguished consideration.