File No. 4885/7.

Chargé Monroe to the Secretary of State.

No. 389.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that during Friday night, July 24, 1908, Dr. Fernando E. Guachalla, President-elect of Bolivia, died. The Government flags were at half-staff for three days, as was the flag of this legation. Dr. Claudio Pinilla, minister for foreign affairs of Bolivia, asks me to thank my Government for the sympathy expressed in its name on the occasion of the death of Dr. Guachalla.

I have, etc,

G. L. Monroe, Jr.