Mr. Woodford to Señor Moret.

My Dear Mr. Moret: I thank you deeply for your prompt and sincere expression of sorrow and sympathy in the sad tidings from Habana touching the loss of the U. S. S. Maine.

I have telegraphed the Secretary of State at Washington, telling him of your note and also of the call of sympathy which I have just received from Rear-Admiral Camara, of the Spanish navy, who has just called to express the sorrow of his excellency the Spanish minister of marine and of his own brother naval officers.

Sincerely, yours,

Stewart L. Woodford.