Count Bismarck to Mr. Judd .
The royal government is profoundly moved by the intelligence which reached here yesterday of the assassination of President Lincoln, and the simultaneous attempt on the life of the Secretary of State, Mr. Seward.
In view of the so happily existing friendly relations between Prussia and the United States, the undersigned cannot forbear to express to their government the sincere sympathy of the royal government with the great loss that this crime has inflicted upon them. He therefore requests the envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of the United States of America, Mr. Judd, that he will convey the expression of these sentiments to his government, and he avails himself of this occasion to renew to Mr. Judd the assurances of his distinguished consideration.
Mr. N. B. Judd, &c., &c., &c.