File No. 311.523/17

The Spanish Ambassador to the Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform your excellency that the Government of His Majesty the King of Spain has decided upon the removal of the remains of the thirty-three Spanish sailors who died while prisoners in the United States as members of the crew of Admiral Cervera’s squadron and were buried in the Naval Cemetery of Seavey Island.

I should be thankful to your excellency if you would ask your colleague the Secretary of the Navy kindly to order that no obstacle be opposed to the transfer of the remains when the time comes.

I avail [etc.]

Juan Riaño