No. 634.
Mr. Bartholomei to Mr. Blaine.


Mr. Secretary of State: In reply to your note of March 15, whereby you informed me of the resolution adopted by the Senate on the occasion of the ever-to-be-lamented death of the Emperor Alexander II, I have been instructed in the name of His Majesty the Emperor Alexander III to transmit his most sincere thanks to the Federal Senate for its sympathy with Russia on account of the painful loss which has just been experienced by that nation.

Deeming myself happy in being called to deliver this message from my Sovereign, I beg leave to offer you, Mr. Secretary of State, my warmest thanks for the expressions of earnest sympathy which I have received from you in this moment of anguish and terrible trial for my country.

Be pleased to accept, Mr. Secretary of State, the assurance of my highest consideration.