Mr. Foster to Mr. Durham.

No. 89.]

Sir: The President has learned with profound regret the death of Mr. Price, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of Haiti to the United States. As an especial mark of respect to his memory and a tribute to the cordial relations subsisting between the two countries, he directed Mr. Grinnell, one of the Assistant Secretaries of State, to proceed to Brooklyn and represent the Government of the United States at his funeral on the 5th instant.

You are instructed to convey to the President of Haiti the deep sense of esteem in which the late Mr. Price was held by this Government and the assurance of sympathy and condolence in the great loss sustained by Haiti, and only less so by the United States.

I am, etc.,

John W. Foster.