File No. 810.001Ar1/2.

The President to the Acting President of Salvador.


I am deeply grieved to learn of the death of His Excellency the President of Salvador and send to you and to the Government and people of Salvador the sincere sympathy of this Government and the citizens of the United States and our condolences in the national loss sustained by your country.

Please convey to Señora de Araújo the personal sympathy of Mrs. Taft and myself.

Wm. H. Taft.