The Argentine minister to the Secretary of State.
Washington , March 13, 1906 .
Mr. Secretary of State:
I have the profound sorrow of announcing to your excellency the demise of the President of the Argentine Republic, the Most Excellent Dr. Don Manuel Quintana, which took place in the early morning of yesterday.
His Excellency Don José Figueroa Alcorta, vice-president of the Republic, has assumed the office of President, in accordance with the constitution, for the term that was to be filled by the deceased magistrate.
Be pleased to accept, etc.,