The Secretary of State to the Danish Minister.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge with great regret the receipt of your note of the 29th ultimo, in which, by order of your Government, you convey to the Government of the United States the sad intelligence of the death of His Majesty King Christian IX.

I at once made known the fact to the President, and, by his direction, the minister of the United States at Copenhagen was, on the same day, instructed by telegraph to convey, through the appropriate channel, the sincere condolence of the President of the American people; and on the following day, upon learning of the proclamation of Frederick VIII as King, the President dispatched to him a telegram in the following language:

I desire to express to you my profound sympathy in the grief that you and your people feel in the loss of the late King, who during his long reign has been in very truth a father to his people.

Begging that you will be so good as to convey to the minister for foreign affairs of Denmark an expression of my own personal sorrow at the loss which has been sustained by the Danish people,

I avail, etc.,

Elihu Root.