Mr. Hill to Mr. L├ęger.

Sir: The pressure of public business attendant upon the death of President McKinley has delayed until now an acknowledgment of your note of the 15th instant conveying an expression of the sympathy of the Government and people of Haiti with the Government and people of the United States in the loss they have sustained by that sad event.

I shall be obliged if you will assure your Government that their condolement is gratefully appreciated by the Government and people of the United States, who are deeply touched by the innumerable manifestations of sympathy which they have received from all parts of the world.

At the same time I beg to thank you for the expression of condolence made on your own behalf.

Accept, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.