Mr. Schumacher to Mr. Seward

Mr. Schumacher to Mr. Seward.

Sir: The Senate and people of the republic of Lubec, not content with the oral assurance of their sincere sympathy for the loss the American nation has suffered in the untimely end of their beloved President—which the undersigned [Page 426] had the honor of giving in their name—desire also to add a testimony in writing of these sentiments. They are embodied in the accompanying letter, which you are respectfully requested to hand to his Excellency the President; and if, as I hope, he will favor the Senate with a reply, it will afford me pleasure to transmit the same to that body.

I remain, with sincere regard, your obedient servant,


Acting Chargé d’Affairs of the Hanseatic Republic.

Hon. William H. Seward,
Secretary of State, Washington.