File No. 701.5212/19.

The Spanish Ambassador to the Secretary of State.


Mr. Secretary: I take special pleasure in performing the mission intrusted to me by the Minister of Spain at Mexico in the telegram which he was enabled to send me owing to the courtesy of the Commander of the Delaware and which your excellency had the kindness to transmit to me.

I am glad to voice the sentiments of my colleague in expressing to your excellency his heartfelt gratitude for the hospitality and special kindnesses which were shown him by Captain Rodgers and the officers of said vessel.

I reiterate [etc.]

Juan Riaño.