Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
October 20, 1864

Abraham Lincoln:

President of the United States of America.

To Her Majesty Doña Isabel II.

By the Grace of God and the Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy, Queen of Spain, &c. &c.

Great and Good Friend:---I have received the letter which Your Majesty was pleased to address to me on the 30th. of June last, announcing the marriage of your niece, Her Royal Highness, the Infante Doña Maria Isabel Francisca de Asis, to His Royal Highness the Count of Paris, Louis Phillippe of Orleans.

I participate in the satisfaction afforded by this happy event, and offer to Your Majesty my sincere congratulations on the occasion, and so recommend Your Majesty, and Your Majesty's Royal Family to the protection of the Almighty. Your Good Friend,

Washington, October 20th. 1864 ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.