File No. 763.72/5444
The Acting Secretary of State to the Uruguayan Minister ( de Pena )
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of June 20, by which, by direction of your Government, you communicate to me the contents of their decree revoking the neutrality previously declared by Uruguay in the war of the United States and Cuba against Germany.1
This action on the part of the Government of Uruguay, evidencing as it does that Government’s friendly disposition towards the United States and its sympathy with the humane and disinterested objects for which the United States has entered the war, could not fail to receive the grateful appreciation of the Government of the United States. I shall be thankful if you will be so good as to make this appreciation known to your Government.