The Portuguese Minister (Alte) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I was very gratified to receive your letter of March 30, 1922, and I beg to thank you most cordially for [Page 769] your kind intervention in the incident occasioned by the hauling down on February 22 of the Portuguese flag flying over the Vice Consulate at Providence, R. I.

I would esteem it a great favour if you would be good enough to convey to His Excellency the Governor of the State of Rhode Island the assurance that the Portuguese Government and I myself personally deeply appreciated the high sense of international courtesy that inspired his action in this matter.

I am [etc.]