Mr. Del Viso to Mr. Sherman.

Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to inform your excellency that I have received instructions from my Government to convey, in its name, an expression of its condolence on account of the disaster which has befallen the Maine, and which so naturally afflicts the American people. The news of this misfortune was received with sincere pain by the Argentine Republic, which shares the grief that has been caused in the United States by the terrible accident at Habana, whereby the lives of so many American citizens were sacrificed.

I desire, at the same time, to convey to your excellency the expression of my deepest sympathy on account of this lamentable disaster, and I avail myself of this occasion to reiterate to you the assurances of my highest and most distinguished consideration.

A. del Viso,
Chargé d’ Affaires.