File No. 311.523/27

The Acting Secretary of State to the Spanish Ambassador

Excellency: I have been gratified to receive your note of the 14th instant, accepting, on the part of the Royal Government of Spain, the offer made by the Government of the United States to undertake all the work of disinterment and removal of the remains of the Spanish seamen, buried at Seavey Island, and their delivery to the officer commanding the Spanish transport now at New York.

Copies of the Department’s note of the 10th and your reply of the 14th instant have been forwarded to the Secretary of the Navy, who is undertaking the arrangements for the transfer of the remains to the custody of the commanding officer of the Spanish Transport Almirante Lobo.

Accept [etc.]

Frank L. Polk