The Minister of Portugal to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your note of today’s date suggesting the extension from April 24, 1915, to April 24, 1916, of the time within which the organization of the International Commission provided for in the Treaty of February 4, 1914, between Portugal and the United States looking to the advancement of the general cause of peace, may be completed.

I have the honour to inform you that the Portuguese Government fully concur with the suggestion made by the American Government and that this exchange of notes will be regarded by them as sufficient to give effect to the extension.

I avail myself of this opportunity in order to convey to you, Sir, the renewed assurance of my highest consideration.