President Taft to Her Majesty Queen Alexandra.


On the sad occasion of the death of King Edward I offer to Your Majesty and to your son, his illustrious successor, the most profound sympathy of the people and of the Government of the United States whose hearts go out to their British kinsmen in this, their national bereavement. To this I add the expression to Your Majesty and to the new King of my own personal sympathy and of my appreciation of those high qualities which made the life of the late King so potent an influence toward peace and justice among the nations.

Wm. H. Taft.