Inhabitants of Canzo
Brooklyn, L. I., July 20, 1865.
I have the honor of informing you that the citizens of Canzo, Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy, wishing to express their veneration and sympathy for the great martyr to the cause of emancipation and the Union, our lamented President, Abraham Lincoln, unanimously passed a resolution to call after his name the new square by the side of the national road in their town. They wished their resolution should reach your Excellency’s hands, and intrusted to me the care of fulfilling their desire.
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Please receive my highest feelings of regard, &c.
His Excellency Andrew Johnson,
President of the United States of America.