Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 7.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Isabel II [1]

April 4, 1864

Abraham Lincoln.

President of the United States of America

To Her Majesty Dona Isabel II,

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

Great Good Friend: I have received the letter which your Majesty was pleased to address to me on the 24th. of February last, announcing that Your Majesty had, on the 12th. of that month, safely given birth to an Infanta who had received in baptism the names of Maria, Eulalia, Francisco de Asis, Margarite, Roberta Isabel, Francisca de Paula, Cristina Maria de la Piedad.

Your Majesty does no more than justice to the friendly feelings of the United States in beliveing that they participate with Your Majesty and Royal Family in the joy consequent upon this event: and I beg Your Majesty to accept my sincere congratulations

May God have your Majesty always in His holy keeping Your Good Friend ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

Washington April 4th 1864.

By the President

WILLIAM H. SEWARD Secretary of State.


[1]   Copy, DNA FS RG 59, Communications to Foreign Sovereigns and States, III, 227.