L’Escole de la Morale
Our emotions were deep on hearing the news of the crime committed upon the person of your President, Mr. Lincoln, our illustrious brother. The lodge unanimously resolved, at a called session, to wear mourning for three months, in token of the deep affliction caused by the loss of him who was among the greatest benefactors of the human race.[Page 63]
Have the goodness to accept this decision, and regard it as a proof of our deep attachment to and our feeling for the noble cause you so worthily defend. We have the honor to be your very humble and very devoted servants,
- J. GALLET, Jr.
- J. MORIA. M.
His Excellency the Minister of the United States of America, at Paris.