Señor Rufino de Elizalde to Mr. Kirk
Sir: I have the honor to enclose your excellency a copy of the resolutions issued by the government, ordering all flags of the republic to be put at half-mast, as sign of mourning for the death of the illustrious citizen President of the United States of America.
The Argentine government laments with the most profound sorrow the irreparable loss that deprives the United States of their noble President, Abraham Lincoln, whose persevering efforts were just being crowned by victory in favor of the cause of the Union.
In communicating this resolution to your excellency, I take pleasure in offering my most distinguished regards.
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Hon. Robert C. Kirk,
Minister Resident of the United States of America.