Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward
Sir: I have the honor to report that his Highness the Pacha of Egypt has seized the earliest opportunity to express to me the pain with which he has heard the sad tidings of the assassination of the President of the United States; his detestation of the abominable crime, and his sympathy for our country in the grievous loss we have sustained.
I have the honor to be, sir, most respectfully, your obedient servant,
Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State.