to Mr. Roberts.
Washington, October 17, 1887.
Sir: Your No. 153 of the 5th ultimo, informing me of the departure of Mrs. Kilpatrick and her children from Chili with the remains of her late husband, was duly received.
It is especially gratifying to this Government to know that all official honors were shown in the impressive way you have described to one of our representatives, and you will take an early occasion to express to the minister of foreign affairs the sincere and grateful appreciation by the President of the facilities and courtesies tendered to Mrs. Kilpatrick on her sad journey, and the official ceremonies and honors on the part of the officials of the Government and the diplomatic corps on the occasion of the late General Kilpatrick’s funeral obsequies.
I am, etc.,