File No. 180/77.

The Chilean Chargé to the Secretary of State.

No. 19.]

Sir: With the most profound sorrow I have to discharge the painful duty of informing your excellency that I have this day received from my Government a telegraphic communication announcing to me the [Page 133] very lamentable demise of His Excellency the President of Chile, Señor Don Pedro Montt, which occurred yesterday at the port of Bremen, Germany, and was caused by heart trouble.

I have, etc.,

A. Yoacham.