Reply of President Jose P. Laurel to the message of recognition by Spain, October 23, 1943:

CONDE JORDANA
MINISTRE DE AFFAIRES ETRANGERES
MADRID, ESPAGNE

I THANK YOUR EXCELLENCY MOST SINCERELY FOR YOUR MESSAGE OF CONGRATULATION ON THE PROCLAMATION OF PHILIPPINE INDEPENDENCE AND RECIPROCATE YOUR GOOD WISHES.

(SGD.) JOSE P. LAUREL
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OF THE PHILIPPINES

(SGD.) JOSE GIL
ACTING EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library