Chargé Ames to the Secretary of State.
Santiago, Chile , July 6, 1905 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Department’s cable of July 1, transmitting the sad news of Secretary’s Hays death, and directing me to communicate it to the Government of Chile. Immediately upon receipt of the cable—late in the afternoon—I called at the ministry of foreign affairs, and, in the absence of the minister, informed the sub-secretary of its contents. He expressed profound regret on behalf of his government, as did two official representatives of the minister, who called on me on Sunday. I am now in receipt of a note of condolence from the minister of foreign affairs, a copy and translation of which I have the honor to inclose herewith.
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