Mr. Léger to Mr. Hay.
Washington, September 14, 1901.
Mr. Secretary of State: Permit me to lament with you the sorrowful loss which the people of the United States have just experienced in the person of its regretted President.
The cowardly attempt of which he dies the victim has, in exciting the indignation of my country, redoubled the Sympathy which has been felt there for Mr. McKinley. I should be obliged to you to extend to the Government as well as to the people of the United States the sincere condolences of my Government and of the Republic of Haiti.
I avail myself, etc.,