Condolences on assassination of President McKinley

[Telegram received from the Japanese minister for foreign affairs, September 14, 1901, and communicated to the Department of State by the Japanese minister at Washington.]

Painful news of Mr. McKinley’s death at the time when his speedy recovery was confidently expected caused profound affliction to His Majesty, and he commands you to convey to the family of the late President the expression of his sympathetic condolence.

[331] Mr. Hill to Mr. Takahira.