Mr. Porter to Mr. Sherman.

No. 184.]

Sir: As an expression of sympathy for the victims of the Maine disaster a solemn requiem mass was celebrated on the 26th instant by the Passionist Fathers at the Catholic church in the Avenue Hoche, specially frequented by the English-speaking population of Paris. The service was largely attended, and among the members of the diplomatic corps who were present were the British and Spanish ambassadors accompanied by their secretaries. I inclose an extract1 from the Daily Messenger giving an account of the ceremony.

I have, etc.,

Horace Porter.
  1. Not printed.