To Matias Romero 
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
 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.).