Mr. Patenôtre to Mr. Gresham.
Washington , June 29, 1894 .
Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to advise you that, in compliance with instructions of my Government, religious service will be celebrated at Washington in St. Matthew’s Church on Sunday, the 1st of July, at noon, that being the day on which the funeral of the President of the Republic will take place at Paris.
I shall be grateful for your kindly communicating this information to the high Federal authorities and to the members of Congress.
I seize this opportunity for renewing the thanks of my Government for the tokens of sympathy which the Republic of the United States was so good as to express to France under the sad circumstances the latter has just experienced, and I beg you to