Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 4.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
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To Matias Romero [1]

Mr. Matias Romero. Springfield, Ills.
My dear Sir: Jan. 21. 1861

Allow me to thank you for your polite call, as Charge d'Affaires of Mexico. While, as yet I can do no official act on behalf of the United States, as one of it's citizens, I tender the expression of myPage  178 sincere wishes for the happiness, prosperity, and liberty of yourself, your government, and its people. Your Obt. Servt

A. LINCOLN

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[1]   ALS, IHi. Upon instructions from President Benito P. Juarez → to `` . . . proceed to the place of residence of President-elect Lincoln and in the name of this government . . . to make clear . . . the desire which animates President Juarez, of entering into the most cordial relations. . . . '', Romero made a trip from Washington to Springfield and conferred with Lincoln on January 19 and 21 (Ocampo to Romero, December 22, 1860, Reservada, Numero 17, Archivo de Relationes Esteriores, Mexico, D.F.).

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