Mr. Wilson to Mr. Hay.

No. 207.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy and translation of the reply of the Chilean minister of foreign relations to my note of condolence on the death of President Errázuriz. By an oversight my note was forwarded to the Department before the reply was received.

I have, etc.,

Henry L. Wilson.

Señor Rodriguez to Mr. Wilson.

No. 703.]

Mr. Minister: The Chilean foreign office has received with genuine satisfaction your attentive note of the 16th instant, conveying the cablegram addressed to your legation by the Secretary of State of the United States of America, in which, in the name of the President, he sends to my Government his sincere sympathy for the death of His Excellency Federico Errázuriz.

It is very satisfactory to Chile that the great Republic of the North should take such cordial participation in this most lamentable national misfortune, and for that reason you will permit the undersigned, through your excellency, to express to His Excellency the President and the worthy Government of the United States of America the appreciation with which this Republic has received this delicate manifestation of condolence.

I renew, etc.,

Luis M. Rodriguez.