Baron von Ketteler to Mr. Foster.

The chargé d’affaires for the German Empire is under orders of His Majesty, the Emperor of Germany, King of Prussia, to express to the President of the United States on this 21st of October, devoted to the universal celebration of the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America, the Imperial Majesty’s most sincere congratulations and wishes for the welfare of the country.

Baron von Ketteler begs to request the honorable the Secretary of State kindly to transmit this Imperial message to President Harrison at Washington.