Mr. Hay to Sir Julian Pauncefote.
Washington, March 2, 1899.
Excellency: I have the honor to communicate to you a copy of a resolution, adopted in the Senate of the United States March 1, 1899, expressing the sympathy of that body in the great loss which Her Majesty and the people of Great Britain have sustained by the death of Lord Herschell. I also send, for your information, copy of the letter addressed to me by the honorable the President of the Senate in communicating to me the resolution for conveyance through the proper channel.
I shall by to-morrow’s mail send a copy of the resolution to the [Page 341] United States ambassador in London, with instructions to communicate it to Lord Salisbury as an additional proof, if one were needed, of the high esteem in which Lord Herschell was held in this country.
I am, etc.,