Mr. Day to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 1132.]

Excellency: I have the honor to inform you, with regret, that the Department has received a telegram from the consul of the United States at Manila announcing the death on the 2d instant of Mr. Walker, Her Majesty’s consul at that port.

I beg you to do me the favor to convey to your Government an expression of the Department’s high appreciation of the very valuable services recently rendered by Mr. Walker to this Government in looking after American interests in Manila.

I have, etc.,

William R. Day.