File No. 123G98/66

The Secretary of State to Chargé Wheeler

No. 455

Sir: The Department has received your despatch No. 748 of April 29,1 reporting further on the courteous action of the Government of Japan in conveying to this country the remains of Mr. George W. Guthrie, the late American Ambassador to that country.

The funeral services over the remains of Mr. Guthrie took place in Pittsburg on May 31, thus ending that sad mission. You are instructed to give an appropriate acknowledgment to the Japanese Government of this Government’s deep appreciation of the honor accorded the remains of Mr. Guthrie on the Japanese man-of-war Azuma, and in the many other thoughtful attentions which were bestowed upon the bereaved family. The kindness shown by the Japanese Government to this Government, and to Mrs. Guthrie, will be long cherished.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk
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