The British Ambassador to the Acting Secretary of State.

No. 145.]

Sir: I am instructed by His Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs to communicate to you at once the following telegram which has been received from the governor of New Zealand:

“Premier desires on behalf of New Zealand to tender to the United States the warmest sympathy and condolence in the loss of their greatest statesman, Colonel Hay, whose labors have profited the world and done much to promote good feeling between our Empire, its colonies, and America.”

I have, etc.,

Sir H. M. Durand
Hugh O’Beirne,
1st Secretary H. M. Embassy.