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United States Department of State / Index to the executive documents of the House of Representatives for the second session of the fiftieth Congress, 1888-'90
(1888-1889)

Germany,   pp. 570-684 PDF (48.6 MB)


Page 683


                            GERMANY.                          683
the German nation, on account of the death of His Majesty Emperor
Frederick III was expressed.
  My telegram was laid before His Majesty the Emperor, who was
deeply moved thereby, and who has instructed me to thank the House
of Rlepresentatives, through the Government of the United States, for
this manifestation of regard.
  I have the honor most respectfully to beg you, Mr. Secretary of State,
to convey the thanks of His Majesty the Emperor to the House of Rep-
resentatives.
      And I avail myself, etc.,                           ARCO.
                             No. 496.
                     Count Arco to Mr. Bayard.
                             [Translation.]
                             IMPERIAL GERMAN LEGATION,
                    Washington, July 11, 1888. (Received July 12.)
   Hon. SECRETARY OF STATE: The charg6 d'affaires of the United
 States of America at Berlin has, in a note of the 16th ultimo, given
 official expression to the deep regret felt by the President of the United
 States and the American people at the great loss which the Imperial
 family and all Germany have suffered in the death of His Majesty the
 Emperor Frederick III.
   In addition to the thanks already returned to the charg6 d'affaires of
 the United States by the Imperial Government through the secretary
 of state for foreign affairs, Count von Bismarck-Schoinhausen, I myself
 have been instructed to inform the President of the United States
 through you, Mr. Secretary of State, that the significance of that an-
 nouncement has been highly appreciated by His Majesty the reigning
 Emperor and by the Imperial Government.
   I hasten to avail, etc.                                ARCo.
                              No. 497.
                     Mr. Bayard to Count Arco.
                                  DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                  * I Washington, August 17, 1888.
   SIR: Referring to my note of the 7th instant, in which I returned to
 you certain documents (left by you with me informally for my consid-
 eration), relative to the subject of the validity of marriages in China
 between Chinese subjects and foreigners, I now have the honor to in-
 close herewith a memorandum, which embodies the views of the De-
 partment in relation to the matter.
       Accept, etc.,                              T.F. BAYARD.


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