Consul of Great Britain
Panama, May 3, 1865.
My Dear Colleague: It was with the deepest sorrow that I learned the death of his Excellency Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, by the hand of an assassin, as communicated to me in your note of yesterday, and I take the liberty of expressing to you my respectful sympathy with the family and friends of the late President, and with the government and people of the United States in their bereavement, a sympathy which will be universally felt all over the world.
I have the honor to be, my dear colleague, yours, faithfully,
Colonel Alexander R. McKee,
United Slates Consul, Panama.