Mr. Judd to Mr. Seward

No. 96.]

Sir: This forenoon Captain von Lucadon, personal aide-de-camp of his royal highness the Crown Prince of Prussia, presented himself at the legation and informed me that he was charged by their royal highnesses the Prince and Princess Royal of Prussia to request me to transmit on their behalf, to the government of the United States, their condolence at the sad event that had transpired, and desiring me also to convey to Mrs. Lincoln their kind sympathies in her affliction. I enclose herewith a copy of my letter of condolence written to Mrs. Lincoln. I shall send the original through the State Department, sealed.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington.

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