File No. 825.00/77.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Chilean Chargé.

No. 40.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your-note of the 17th instant, conveying the sad intelligence, which has been received with sorrow, that the President of Chile, Señor Don Pedro Montt, died at Bremen, Germany, on the preceding day.

The grief of the Government and people of the United States, which would have been profound in any event, is intensified by the personal knowledge of President Montt’s high abilities and amiable qualities, which they obtained during his recent visit to this country.

Accept, etc.,

Huntington Wilson.