The President to the Acting President of Ecuador.


Having learned with deep regret of the death of President Estrada, I beg your excellency to accept the expression of my profound sympathy and that of the Government and people of the United States in the loss which you and the Ecuadorian nation have sustained in the death of a statesman whose lofty and patriotic purposes could not but merit and gain my appreciation. I should be thankful to your excellency if you would be so good as to convey to Madam Estrada the expression of personal sympathy of Mrs. Taft and myself in her bereavement.

William H. Taft.