The Spanish Ambassador ( Padilla ) to the Secretary of State

No. 80/23

Mr. Secretary: With reference to Your Excellency’s kind note of May 13, 1929, relating to the previous one of August 24, 1927, in which was expressed a desire on the part of the Government of the United States to arrive at a conclusion on the reciprocal claims now pending between Spain and North America, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I have received a telegraphic answer from Madrid informing me that the Government of His Majesty gladly agrees to begin a study of the case and to that end will send me by mail detailed instructions to start the work.

I avail myself [etc.]

Alejandro Padilla