Mr. Fogg to Mr. Hunter .
Berne, May 4, 1865.
Sir: * * * * Letters of condolence are being prepared and forwarded to me from nearly all the cantonal governments and from the citizens of every portion of Switzerland. The mourning and regret for the death of our President are universal from the old men to the boys in the schools. I am convinced that no other man in any part of the world held such a place in so many millions of hearts.
Later I will forward to the State Department copies or the originals of the addresses now coming into the legations from the cantons, cities and communes, near and remote, of Switzerland.
I herewith append also a copy of my note to the Federal Council in acknowledgment of theirs.
With the highest respect, your obedient servant,
Hon. William Hunter,
Acting Secretary of State of the United States of America.