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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 2, 1902
(1902)

Spain,   pp. 949-966 PDF (1.4 MB)


Page 959

  THE DUKE OF ALMODóVAR DEL Rio. SPAIN. 959 
several years in our country, being a thorough gentleman, of much culture,
familiar with court etiquette and the requirements of all the functions and
ceremonies, in hearty sympathy with the object of the President in appointing
the embassy, he discharged his duties as liberally interpreted and his privileges
as friendship dictated, in the most acceptable manner. Our Government and
the embassy could not have had one more sympathetic, more capable, more willing,
more efficient. 
 In the absence of the Hon. Bellamy Storer, our regular minister at Madrid,
Mr. Stanton Sickles, the secretary, was acting as charge d'affaires, and
I have much pleasure in acknowledging his kind attentions and his courteous
and useful services. 
 I. have, etc., J. L. M. CURRY. 
Air. full to Air. Curry. 
No. 3.] DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
     Washington, June 26, 1902. 
 Sin: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch of May 31, 1902,
reporting your reception as ambassador extraordinary of the United States
on a special mission to attend the ceremonies on the occasion of the coming
of age of Alphonso XIII. 
 The Department is gratified to learn of the appreciative reception accorded
to you, as a forecast of the good will which this Government trusts will
ever prevail between the United States and Spain. 
I am, etc., 
DAVID J. HILL, 
Acting Secretary. 
ASS1YMPTION OF POWER BY ALFONSO XIII. 
Air. Sic/des to) Air. flay. 
No: 662.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Aiadrid, Aiay 20, 1902. 
 Sin: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy, together with a translation,
of a note that has been received from the ministry of state in connection
with the taking of oath of His Majesty King Alfonso XIII, informing this
legatiorm irm official form of that act. 
I have, etc., 
STANTON SICKLES. 
{Inclosure.—Transiation.] 
The Duke of Jlrnodóvar del Rio to Mr. Sickles. 
MINISTRY OF STATE, Madrid, May 17, 1902. 
M~ DEAR SIR: It is with extreme satisfaction that I announce to you that
His Majesty the King my august sovereign, who has arrived at his majority,
has just taken oath to the constitution of the state in the form prescribed
by the fundamental law of Spain, and that the Spanish Monarchy reigns from
to-day. 
 In giving you official news of such a memorable and happy event, I repeat
the assurance, etc. 


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