April 19, 1912
The Duke of Connaught received today a reply to his message of condolence to President Taft.
"I thank you sincerely for your message of sympathy for our country in the great loss it has sustained through the terrible disaster of the sinking of the Titanic. I also appreciate very deeply the tribute you pay to Major Butt. When I read that only part of the ship's company was rescued, I knew he went down with the ship. He was a soldier.