File No. 863.001F85/8b

The Secretary of State to Ambassador Penfield


1427. The President has sent a message of sympathy to Emperor Charles Francis Joseph. Extend sincere condolences of President, Government, people of the United States, to the people of the Dual Monarchy in death of their late venerated Emperor and King, endeared to them by his nobly borne private griefs and the wisdom and benevolences of his long and eventful reign.

Extend to Minister for Foreign Affairs my personal sympathy in this great loss which has been sustained by Austria-Hungary in the death of His Majesty.