Count von Quadt to Mr. Hay.


Mr. Secretary of State: Having been apprised officially of the death of Her Majesty the Empress and Queen Frederick, which took place on the 5th instant, I hereby perform the sad duty of bringing this to Your Excellency’s notice. His Majesty, the Emperor and King, my most gracious master, together with the entire Royal House, have been plunged into the deepest grief by this sad event.

Accept, etc.,

A. Quadt.