The Minister of Belgium to Mr. Clay.


The minister of Belgium has had the honor of receiving the note which his excellency the minister of the United States, has had the kindness to address to him, in order to inform him of the death of the President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, who was assassinated in his box at the theatre in Washington, on the 14th instant, as well as of the dangerous wound which menaces the life of the Secretary of State, Mr. William H. Seward.

It is with an unmingled feeling of horror that the undersigned has heard of these cowardly and foul attacks, which will cause an outburst of sorrow not only in America, but in Europe, and the whole world; and he joins in the grief which cannot fail to be caused by the loss of an eminent statesman, called by his fellow-citizens to direct the destinies of his country.