Mr. de Claparède to Mr. Bayard.


Mr. Secretary: In pursuance of instructions received from my Government, I have the honor to inform you that Mr. Hertenstein, President of the Swiss Confederation, last night succumbed to the effects of the operation performed on Saturday last.

Begging you, Mr. Secretary, to communicate the intelligence of this sad and painful event to the President of the United States of America,

I avail, etc.,

A. de Claparède.