Governor of the Department
Sir: The illustrious municipality of this department, over which I have the honor to preside, has resolved to address to your excellency the following note: The death of Abraham Lincoln, the great republican and President of the United States of North America, by the hand of an infamous and daring assassin, has produced in the hearts of this corporation bitter grief. They also participate in the profound sorrow which, in consequence of this sad event, has been manifested by all those who live beneath the protection of republican institutions, and who now lament the loss of Lincoln, the venerated apostle of American democracy.
I have the honor to transcribe the foregoing to your excellency, in compliance with the resolutions of the illustrious municipality. God guard your excellency.
Hon. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister
of the United States of North America.