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

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 9th ultimo, enclosing the Portuguese equivalent of the English [Page 424] text of the draft of an Agreement enclosed in my note of March 24 last, to extend for another period of five years the Arbitration Convention of 1908 between the United States and Portugal, which draft your note states is acceptable to your Government with the exception that in article II of the Agreement the phrase “President of the Portuguese Republic” should be used in place of “President of Portugal”. This suggested change is acceptable to this Government.

In deference to the wish of the Government of the Portuguese Republic that the agreement be signed at Lisbon, the President’s full power authorizing the American Minister at Lisbon to sign the Agreement will be forwarded to him by the next mail with suitable instructions.

Accept [etc.]

Bainbridge Colby