The Minister in Bulgaria (Wilson) to the Secretary of State

No. 389

Sir: Referring to the Legation’s telegram No. 46 of today’s date,1 I have the honor to transmit herewith the Naturalization Treaty between the United States and Bulgaria, signed today by the Bulgarian Minister for Foreign Affairs and myself.2

I also enclose herewith the full powers1 of the King of the Bulgarians authorizing Mr. Kalfoff, the Minister for Foreign Affairs to sign the treaty in question.

It may be of interest to recall that this is the first and only treaty ever signed between the United States and Bulgaria. The Minister for Foreign Affairs referred to this, saying that he considered himself fortunate to be the first Bulgarian Minister to sign a treaty with a nation for which all Bulgarians entertained such strong sentiments of admiration and friendship, and that he hoped, that this treaty would be followed by others which would further strengthen the ties between the two countries.

I have [etc.]

Charles S. Wilson
  1. Not printed.
  2. The naturalization treaty was proposed by the American Government. The first draft, as transmitted to the Minister in Bulgaria in instruction no. 25, Sept. 23, 1922 (not printed), was accepted without change by the Bulgarian Government. Certain modifications in the draft were transmitted by the Department of State to the Minister in Bulgaria in instruction no. 57, Aug. 2, 1923 (not printed). These changes were also accepted by the Bulgarian Government.
  3. Not printed.