File No. 311.523/20

The Spanish Ambassador to the Secretary of State

Mr. Secretary: Supplementing my note of the 3d instant relative to the purpose of His Majesty’s Government to remove to Spain the remains of the Spanish seamen buried in the Naval Cemetery at Seavey Island, I have the honor to inform your excellency that I am told that the said seamen were buried under numbers and that the names corresponding to every number are recorded at the Navy Department of the United States. I should be much obliged to your excellency if you would kindly procure for me a statement of the names of the said seamen and also let me know whether it is necessary to get a special permit from the Board of Health for the removal of each of the remains or whether the general permit of the Navy Department will suffice.

I avail [etc.]

Juan Riaño