File No. 24607/6.

The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 75.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 7th instant and to convey to you my sincere thanks for your sympathy and condolence on the occasion of the death of His Late Majesty King Edward VII.

The telegrams which the President has addressed to Queen Alexandra and His Majesty the King will be received by them and the British Nation with a grateful sense of the feeling which has animated the President in his warm appreciation of the great qualities and services rendered to the cause of international good will by His Late Majesty King Edward, and it will be universally recognized that he is expressing the sentiments of the people of the United States.

As soon as I hear from His Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs on what day the funeral of His Late Majesty is to take place I shall at once avail myself of your kind offer of cooperation in arranging for a memorial service.

I have, etc.,

James Bryce.