Mr. Wollant to Mr. Say.

[Telegram.—Translation.]

Prince Oblensky, acting Imperial minister, profoundly afflicted by the sad news of the demise of President McKinley, desires me to transmit to the Federal Government the expression of the keenest [Page 454]and most sincere sympathy of the Imperial Government in the great calamity which has befallen the Government and the people of the United States.

G. de Wollant.