My telegram No. EC3.  My telegram No. EC8  contains the text of the reply of the Portuguese Government to a communication made through the Ambassador on 10th September. From the political angle the reply seems adequate and I presume that the Service Authorities will now arrange for acceptance of the surrender of Japanese Forces in the colony forthwith. The arrangements made should have regard, both to the terms of the Portuguese reply and to the necessity of ensuring that the surrender is fully effective from the military point of view. The chief consideration now is speed. Please advise immediately action has been taken.