Mr. Hill to the Duke de Arcos.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 17th instant, whereby you convey to me the condolence of Her Majesty the Queen Regent, and of the Spanish Government and nation, with the Government and people of the United States in the affliction which they have suffered in the death of President McKinley.

I shall be obliged if you will assure Her Majesty the Queen Regent and the Spanish Government that this manifestation of sympathy on their part is sincerely and gratefully appreciated by the Government and people of this country.

Accept, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.