The Italian Ambassador to the Acting Secretary of State.
Washington, D. C., July 2, 1905.
Honorable Sir: His excellency Senator Tittoni, minister of foreign affairs, telegraphs me from Rome: I hear of the death of Mr. John Hay, the deserving, illustrious statesman, whom it was my good fortune to know personally. I beg you to present to his government my condolences and those of the Royal Government.”
In complying with these instructions I renew, etc.,