Italian Industrial Society of Constantinople
April 29, 1865.
Sir: The tragical death of President Lincoln, lately snatched from the presipency of the great American republic, is a loss to be deplored by universal humanity.
Under this impression the Italian Industrial Society of Constantinople, of both the male and female sections, hasten to bear their tribute of grief for this deplorable event to your excellency.
We beg your excellency to accept this tribute of sorrow as a proof of that fraternity which at no distant day will unite in sympathy the people of both hemispheres, and we humbly request that you will do us the honor to transmit this letter to the government at Washington.
Accept, excellency, our most cordial salutations.
For the society:
Hon. E. Joy Morris,
United States Minister at Constantinople.