File No. 123G98/32
The Secretary of State to the Japanese Ambassador
Washington, March 15, 1917.
Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 10th instant in which, in pursuance of telegraphic instructions from your Government, you convey the expression of their condolence [Page 846] and sympathy for the loss sustained by this Government in the death of its late Ambassador at Tokyo, Mr. George W. Guthrie.
Thanking you for your communication, I have the honor to request you to be so good as to inform your Government that its sympathetic message is highly appreciated by the Government of the United States. In this relation, I beg to add that the President has received directly from His Majesty the Emperor of Japan a courteous and valued message of sympathy, to which the President replied by cable in appropriate terms.