No. 124.
Mr. Roberts to Mr. Bayard .

No. 153.]

Sir: The remains of Judson Kilpatrick, formerly United States minister in Chili, will be taken by the night train from here to Valparaiso, from whence they will be conveyed by steamer to-morrow, via Panama, to the United States for final interment. The widow, Mrs. Kilpatrick, and her children will accompany the remains.

I inclose copy of a note I addressed to the minister of foreign relations, at the request of Mrs. Kilpatrick, and a translation of his reply; also a translation of the minister’s invitation to attend the obsequies to be held at the cathedral.

I attended, accompanied by the secretary of legation, the services at the chapel, and also accompanied the remains to the railroad depot.

I am, etc.,

William R. Roberts.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 153.]

Mr. Roberts to Señor Amunátegui .

Sir: I learn that Señora Kilpatrick intends to remove the remains of her late husband, General Judson Kilpatrick, formerly minister of the United States to Chili, from the cemetery here for transportation to the United States for final interment.

I would ask that your excellency’s Government extend to her all the necessary facilities to carry out her kind intentions, and beg to thank in advance for any courtesies that may be extended to her by your Government in the matter.

Renewing to your excellency the assurance, etc.,

William R. Roberts.
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[Inclosure 2 in No. 153.—Translation.]

Señor Amunátegui to Mr. Roberts .

Sir: My Government, desirous of paying to the memory of the illustrious General Judson Kilpatrick the homage due him, not alone on account of his personal merits, but also for having twice represented the Government of the United States in Chili, has issued the necessary orders that his remains be removed with the honor due them torn Santiago to Valparaiso.

On Thursday next, the 8th instant, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, the remains of General Kilpatrick will be brought from the cemetery of this city to the cathedral.

On Friday, the 9th, after the celebration of the funeral obsequies at 10 o’clock in the forenoon in that church, in the presence of the minister of state, the ministers of the diplomatic body, and the officers of the army residing in Santiago, they will be taken with military honors to the railroad station.

In the night train of that same day they will be conducted in a funeral car, with an escort of honor, under the command of one of the aides-de-camp of the President of the Republic, to the port of Valparaiso, where they will be embarked on Saturday with the usual honors.

All these ceremonies have been arranged in accord with the widow, Mrs. Kilpatrick.

Renewing, etc.,

Miguel Luis Amunátegui.
[Inclosure 3 in No. 153.—Translation.]

Señor Amunátegui to Mr. Roberts .

Sir: The widow of the former envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of America in Chili, General Judson Kilpatrick, having determined to remove to their native land the remains of her late husband, services will be held on the occasion in the cathedral church on next Friday, the 9th instant, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon.

Afterwards the remains of General Kilpatrick will be conducted to the railroad station with the usual honors.

I have the honor to invite the legation under your worthy charge in order that you and the persons composing it may please, if so disposed, to be present at said services.

Renewing, etc.,

Miguel Luis Amunátegui.