File No. 16387/7–12.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Morgan.

No. 210.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 801, of the 7th instant,1 inclosing newspaper clippings and the Official Gazette [Page 251] announcing the death of Señor Don Tomas Estrada Palma, lately President of Cuba.

As you have been advised by telegraph, the report of the death of this patriotic and enlightened statesman, the first President of the Republic of Cuba, was received by the President, the Government, and the people of the United States with sincere regret, and the President expressed in his telegram to Señora Palma the sentiments of sympathy widely felt throughout the United States.

The department specially charged with the intercourse between the United States and Cuba now avails itself of this opportunity to convey to the Government and people of Cuba its respectful sympathy.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.
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