Señor C. D. Castro to Mr. Parsons
Montevideo, June 5, 1865.
Sir Vice-Consul: The undersigned, minister of foreign relations, has the honor to inform you that he has received special instructions from the superior provisional government to manifest its profound sentiments, and the part they have taken in the just mourning produced by the deplorable loss of the unfortunate President Lincoln, whose precious existence has been cut short by the dagger of the homicide.
In proof whereof, the undersigned accompanies legalized copy of the decree issued by the superior government, that you may transmit the same to the United States.
God guard you many years.
Vice-Consul of the United States.