The Portuguese Minister (Alte) to the Acting Secretary of State


Mr. Secretary of State: Under instructions from His Excellency the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Portuguese Republic, I have the honour to confirm your understanding of the attitude of the Government [Page 754] of the Republic with reference to the point mentioned in your note of this date and to state that, should the Senate of the United States approve the President’s proposal the Government of the Portuguese Republic will be prepared to consider with the United States Government the conclusion of an agreement for the reference to the Permanent Court of International Justice of disputes mentioned in the Arbitration Convention between the two countries.

Accept [etc.]