The Portuguese Chargé (De Montalvão) to the Acting Secretary of State


His Excellency the Secretary of State: Pursuant to instructions from the Government of the Portuguese Republic, I have the honor to ask Your Excellency to deign to advise me whether the Government of the United States of America would agree to extend the Arbitration Treaty signed between the two countries on April 6, 1908.

If the American Government is willing to renew the said treaty the Portuguese Government would regard it as a special mark of friendship to have the Government of the United States consent to the signing at Lisbon of a new agreement identical with that signed in Washington on June 28, 1913.2

Awaiting Your Excellency’s answer for transmittal to my Government, I have [etc.]

Justino de Montalvão