The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Hungary ( Grant-Smith )
Sir: The Department has received your No. 61 of January 31, 1922,9 in which you report that the Spanish Consul in Budapest has informed you of the receipt by him of instructions from the Spanish Legation at Vienna to turn over to you such property of the United States Government as he may have in his possession and which he received and held in connection with the exercise of good offices for the Government and citizens of the United States during the war. You urge the advisability of expressing the thanks of this Government to all Spanish diplomatic and consular officers in the Central Empires or elsewhere who were in charge of American interests during the war.
In this relation there is enclosed for your information a copy of an instruction of January 21, 1922 to the American Ambassador at Madrid together with a copy of a letter from the President to the King of Spain expressing the thanks and appreciation of the Government and people of the United States on account of the services rendered by Spanish officials in looking after American interests in Germany and Austria-Hungary during the late war.10
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