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On the 22nd of September tlie Secretary was directed to despatch the following telegram to Presi-A A dent Arthur, at Washington :—•
The Anglo- Jewish Association deeply deplores the loss sustained by the American nation, and offers heartfelt sympathy to the Government and the people of the United States, as also to the bereaved family of the late illustrious President.
The Council further decided that a letter of condolence be forwarded to Mr. J. Russell Lowell, the United States Minister at the Court of St. James's, ^ and that in such letter the following resolution should be embodied:—
That this Council, actuated by the sentiments of brotherhood which happily unite the people of England and the United States, and cause the grief suffered by the one to be shared by the other, hereby give expression to the. sorrow felt by the members of the Anglo-Jewish Association at the bereavement sustained by the American nation and by the widow and family of the late President Garfield, and they beg leave to repeat the words of sympathy conveyed by Baron Henry de Worms, M.P., as President of the Association, in his telegram of the t 22nd September to President Arthur, and to offer their sincere
condolence to Mrs. Garfield and family, and to the people of the United States.
A formal acknowledgment of this resolution was received from the Legation of the United States on the 13th October.
With reference to the telegram which had been previously sent to President Arthur, the following letter was received :—
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