The Secretary of War to the Secretary of State.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communication of October 22, requesting the assignment of four officers of the army, the customary escort, and body bearers for service at the funeral of Señor Muñoz, the late minister of Guatemala to the United States, which will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, this city, on Wednesday, the 24th instant, at 10 o’clock in the morning.

The necessary instructions have been given for compliance with the request, the four officers for duty as ushers being selected from the General Staff corps. The escort and body bearers will report to the representatives of the State Department on arrival at St. Matthew’s Church on Wednesday morning.

Very respectfully,

Wm. H. Taft.