F. Welchli


Dear Sir: In honor to the memory of the great man beyond the sea, who, with so much courage, strength and patience, wisdom and moderation, directed the destinies of his country through a long and bloody war, and was at last struck down by the merciless hand of a cruel assassin, I desire that my name be added to the address of the Swiss Confederation to the American nation. I made inquiries about a meeting to be held in this place; but I find there is no one here who takes sufficient interest in such things to get it up; I therefore take this means of making my wishes known to you. Yours, with great esteem,


Mr. Tscharner,
Editor of the Bund, in Berne.