Chargé Wilson to the Secretary of State.

No. 76, Bulgarian series.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a translation of a letter from General Petroff, the Bulgarian minister of foreign affairs, expressing his sympathy on the occasion of the death of Mr. Hay, of which I had informed him.

I have also to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s circular of the 3d instant, containing the President’s proclamation concerning the death of Mr. Hay, and to report that in accordance with instructions the flag of this legation was displayed at half-mast for ten days.

I have, etc.,

Charles S. Wilson.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs to Chargé Wilson.

Mr. Chargé d’affaires:

I have had the honor to receive your note, No. 26, of June 19 July 2, in which you have announced to me the sad news of the death of Hon. John Hay, Secretary of State of the United States.

Sharing sincerely the sentiment of deep regret that this sad event has caused not only in the United States but also abroad, I beg you, Mr. Chargé d’Affaires, to accept with my sincere condolences the assurance of my high consideration.

R. Petroff.