To the Senate and House of Representatives,
I transmit to Congress a copy of a note of the 2nd. instant addressed to the Secretary of State by the Commander J. C. de
Page 297Figaniere e Morai, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of His Most Faithful Majesty the King of Portugal, calling attention to a proposed International Exhibition at the City of Oporto, to be opened in August next, and inviting contributions thereto of the products of American manufactures and industry. The expediency of any legislation upon the subject is submitted for your consideration. ABRAHAM LINCOLN
February 13th. 1865.