Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I am commanded by the Queen to convey to the President the expression of Her Majesty’s sympathy with the American people on the occasion of the sad disaster which has befallen their Navy by the loss of the battle ship Maine and of so many members of her crew. I request that you will be good enough to transmit the above message to its high destination.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.