352.115 Eastern States Petroleum Co./66: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Bowers), Then in France, to the Secretary of State

443. My telegram No. 441, February 2, 1 p.m.27 There can be no doubt that Sangroniz acted at once on my first letter for in acknowledging my second just received he says:

“I have received your letter of the 29th instant relative to the capture of the Steamer Nantucket Chief.

As it is always pleasing for me to attend to the matters which you submit to my consideration, I hasten to inform you that previous to your letter and note with reference to the above mentioned steamer the necessary orders had been given in order that the Nantucket Chief, its captain and crew should be placed at liberty.

I know that you will appreciate and communicate to your Government the deep feeling of generosity which is contained in the gesture of His Excellency the Chief of State the incarnation of National Spain.”

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