Achille Magni to William H. Seward

Title

Achille Magni to William H. Seward

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Municipal government

Creator

Achille Magni

Source

Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763-2002, Entry 177: Foreign Messages on the Death of Abraham Lincoln, 1865, National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-07-20

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-400

Coverage

45.8500, 9.2667
Canzo
Italy

Transcription

Hon. W. H. Seward, Secretary of State, Washington D. C.

Honourable Sir: I have the honour of informing you that the citizens of Canzo, province of Como, Lombardy, Italy-wishing to express their venerationand sympathy for the great martyr to the cause of Emancipation and Union, out lamented President Abe Lincoln, unanimously passed a resolution to call after his name the Lin. Square by the side of the National Road in their honor.

They wished their resolution should reach the hands of the President of the S. St. of America, and tasked me care of fulfilling their desire.

But the illness of the President and many other difficulties caused me to delay the performance of my duty, and redered for me impossible to have the honour of an interview with his Excellency the President.

I send then herein the resolution of my fellow citizens and the accompanying letter of Mr. Bellarzi &c. to your Honour begging you to present the said Resolution et. et. to his Excellency the President A. Johnson.

I would be deeply thankful to you, if your Honour would be king enough to sent me a word of acknowledgment of the encolsed resolution to forward it to my fellow citizens in Italy for my justification and their justification.

Please receive the expression of my highest regard, while I feel the honour to be of your Hr.

most humble & affectionate servant

Achille Magni

July 20, 1865, No 106 Congress St., Brooklyn L.I.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
20.25x33 cm

Citation

Achille Magni, “Achille Magni to William H. Seward,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21608.