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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 8, 1908

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  Ministre PAPRIK0Ir.57BULGARIA. 
File No. 5072/14. 
Minister Knowles to the Secretary of State. 
Bucharest, Octobcr 5, 1908. 
Bulgaria proclaimed her independence to-day. 
File No. 5072/19—20. 
Minister Knowles to the Secretary of State. 
No. 33—Bulgarian Series.]  AMERICAN LEGATION, 
 Bucharest, October 6, 1908. 
 Sn~: I have the honor to confirm my telegram of yesterday announcing that
Prince Ferdinand, at Tirnovo, proclaimed the independence of Bulgaria, and
to transmit herewith a copy of the official note from the foreign mii~ister.
 I have, etc., HORACE G. KNOWLES. 
The Minister for Foreign Affairs to Minister Knowles. 
TiRNovo, October 5, 1908. 
 I have the honor of informing you that to-day, Monday, September 22 (October
5) His Highness the Prince, my August Sovereign, guided by the irrevocable
desire of the people of all Bulgaria to remove the obstacles which have until
the present retarded its regular development, and to put an end to the causes
which have produced, with the neighboring Empire, relations of a nature to
constantly disturb the peace and tranquillity of the Balkans, has proclaimed
Bulgaria of the north and of the south an independent monarchy. 
 By this act His Royal Highness and his Government, in realizing the unanimous
desire of the people, are animated by the sole desire of seeing Bulgaria
come into the family of independent States, so as to devote itself wholly
to peaceful prosperity. 
 The Government of His Majesty the King of Bulgaria is pleased to hope that
your high Government will appreciate these legitimate desires of the people
of Bulgaria and give to the Royal Bulgarian Government support and approval
of this act of the people. 

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