No. 1052.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. de Claparéde.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 27th instant, in which you convey the sad intelligence of the death of His Excellency President Hertenstein on the preceding day.

I instantly communicated by telegraph to the Chancellor of the Swiss Confederation the sorrow experienced by the people of the United States in the loss of the honored head of the Swiss Republic.

Accept, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.