File No. 825.001/8.

Minister Fox to the Secretary of State.

No. 734.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform the department that the Chilean minister officially notified me of the death of President Montt. I inclose copy of my reply to him. The Ecuadorian Government decreed a period of official mourning of three days. The flag was displayed at half-staff over this legation during this time.

I have, etc.,

Williams C. Fox.

Minister Fox to the Chilean Minister at Quito.

My Dear Colleague: I learned with great regret from your letter of August 17 of the death of President Montt. In extending to your country and to yourself my sincerest sympathy permit me to state that it is my mournful pleasure to display the flag of my country at half-mast over this legation in honor of the distinguished statesman whose deeds illuminate one of the brightest pages of the history of Chile.

Believe me, etc.,

Williams C. Fox.