File No. 816.001Ar1/11.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 283.]

Sir: Referring to the telegram of the Department dated February 10, repeating to me a telegram which the President has sent to the Acting President of Salvador, [etc.] I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the note which I addressed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs in compliance with the before-mentioned instruction of the Department.

I have [etc.]

Wm. Heimke.

The American Minister to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Minister: I have the honor to advise your excellency that I am in receipt of a cablegram from the Secretary of State, dated Washington, D. C., February 10, 1913, directing me to express to the Government of Salvador the grief with which the Government of the United States has received the news of the pathetic death of His Excellency the President of Salvador, Doctor Manuel Enrique Araújo, and to offer your excellency’s Government and the people of Salvador in this hour of their national lamentation the condolences of my Government, and particularly those of Mr. Philander C. Knox, Secretary of State of the United States.

I avail [etc.]

William Heimke.