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

Reply to Count Wydenbruck [1]

March 15, 1865

COUNT WYDENBRUCK: I sincerely hope that you may find your residence in our country an agreeable one. During a period in which our relations with several of the foreign powers have been a subject of especial care, if not of anxiety, the friendly intercourse between your great country and ours has been free not only from disturbance, but even from every form of irritation or annoyance. Your sovereign has been discreet, frank, and friendly, and has thus won the confidence and good will of the American people.


[1]   Washington Daily Morning Chronicle, March 16, 1865. Lincoln replied to a brief speech made by Count Wydenbruck, minister from Austria, upon presenting his credentials.