Chamber of Peers to Count d’Avila
chamber of worthy peers of the realm.
Most Excellent Sir: The Chamber of Peers of the realm, having unanimously resolved, in its session of the 5th instant, and on motion of the worthy Peer Luis Augusto Rebello da Silva, in which the worthy Peer Count d’Avila took part, to record in its minutes the expression of great pain which the Chamber felt at the news of the horrible crime committed in the United States of America on the person of Mr. Lincoln, their illustrious President, I have now the honor of handing your excellency the enclosed copy, containing the aforesaid motion, and that part of the minutes which relates to the subject, in order that your excellency may, through such channel as may be deemed most appropriate, cause the same to be made known to the government of the United States.
His Excellency the Count D’Avila, Minister and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
True copy: EMILIO ACHILLES MONTEVERDE.
Department of State for Foreign Affairs, May 12, 1865.