Achille Magni to Andrew Johnson

Title

Achille Magni to Andrew Johnson

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

RG59E177-400-1

Coverage

45.8500, 9.2667
Canzo
Italy

Has Version

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866), 437.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867), 574.

Transcription

[Translation.]

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

I have the honor of informing you that the citizens of Canzo, Province of Como, Lombardy, Italy, wishing to express their veneration and sympathy for the great martyr to the cause of emancipation and the Union, our lamented President, Abraham Lincoln, unanimously passed a resolution to call after his name the new square by the side of the national road in their town. They wished their resolution should reach your Excellency’s hands, and intrusted to me the care of fulfilling their desire.

But your illness, and other difficulties caused me to delay the performance of my duty, and rendered for me impossible to have the honour of a personal interview with you.

I send there herein the resolution of my fellow citizens and the accompanying letter of Mr. Bellarzi to you, and the expression of their deepest admiration for what has been done in this country by Your Excellency in the cause of freedom and amelioration of the oppressed classes of the people.

I would be deeply thankful to you, if Your Excellency would be king enough to send me a little acknowledgement of the enclosed resolution, to forward it to my fellow citizens in Italy, for my justification and their satisfaction.

Please receive my highest feelings of regard,while I feel the honour to be of Your Excellency

Most humble &c.

ACHILLE MAGNI.

His Excellency Andrew Johnson,
 President of the United States of America.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
20.25x33 cm

Citation

Achille Magni, “Achille Magni to Andrew Johnson,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21609.