No. 465.
Mr. Evarts to Mr. Lowell.

No. 77.]

Sir: Your undated telegram, announcing the death of the Queen of Spain, was immediately answered by one sent yesterday morning, directing [Page 792] you to convey, through the minister of state, the expression of the profound sympathy of the President with the King and the people of Spain in their deep affliction.

The intelligence of the decease of Doña Mercedes has also been officially communicated to this government by the Spanish minister, and has been suitably responded to.

As you have probably already appropriately fulfilled the telegraphic instruction which was sent to you, it remains only for you to mention to the minister of state your reception of the present communication confirming the sentiments of the telegraphic dispatch.

I am, &c.,