The French Ambassador to the Acting Secretary of State.


I deeply regretted not to meet you at Department of State when I called July 1 to express the sorrow felt by my government for the great loss sustained by America and by every admirer of noble manhood in the death of Secretary Hay. Permit me to ask you to convey to President Roosevelt the expression of the deep concern of the Government of the French Republic for his being deprived of such a friend and America of such a great citizen.