Mr. Hill to Mr. Wauters.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram conveying the grief and sympathy of His Majesty the King of the Belgians and of the Belgian Government and people, as well as of yourself, with Mrs. McKinley, this Government, and the people of the United States in their recent affliction.

In reply I assure you, in the name of Mrs. McKinley and of this Government and people, of their deep appreciation of these delicate tokens of friendly and sincere sorrow, and request you to convey these assurances to His Majesty the King and to the Government and people of Belgium.

Accept, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.