The Spanish Ambassador (Riaño) to the Secretary of State

No. 74–18

Mr. Secretary: In compliance with instructions received from my Government, I have the honor to forward herewith to Your Excellency the full powers which His Majesty, the King, my August Sovereign, has deigned to grant me to proceed with the signing of a convention with the United States to permit the carrying of alcoholic beverages on Spanish vessels bound for ports of this Republic, its territories and possessions, or bound for other foreign ports in transit through its territorial waters while carrying a cargo of that kind.

I also forward herewith to Your Excellency a copy of the basis for the conclusion of the said convention8a drawn up in accordance with [Page 959] the proposition of the Royal Minister of State in Madrid and the changes therein made by the Department of State of the United States.

When the powers and text above referred to shall have been examined and found to be in due form, I shall be pleased if Your Excellency will let me know that they are acceptable and appoint the day and hour when the convention is to be signed.

Accept [etc.]

Juan Riaño
  1. File translation revised.
  2. Not printed.