File No. 123G98/35a
The President to the Emperor of Japan
Washington, March 13, 1917.
I thank Your Majesty for your courteous and highly appreciated message of sympathy on the death of Mr. Guthrie, by whose demise the United States loses a valued citizen and Japan a sincere and constant friend, and whose lasting monument, I trust, will be the perpetuity of the present cordial relations and good understanding between the United States and Japan which he did so much to promote and had so much at heart.