To Queen Victoria

August 8, 1862

Abraham Lincoln,

President of the United States of America,

To Her Majesty Victoria,

Queen of the United Kingdom

of Great Britain and Ireland,

&c., &c., &c.,

Sendeth Greeting.

Great and Good Friend: I have received the letter which Your Majesty addressed to me on the fourth day of July last, notifying the pleasing intelligence of the marriage on the first of that month, of Your Majesty’s dearly beloved daughter, Her Royal Highness, the Princess Alice Maud Mary with His Grand Ducal Highness, the Prince Frederick William Lewis Charles, eldest son of His Grand Ducal Highness the Prince Charles William Lewis of Hesse, and Nephew of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Hesse.

Feeling a lively interest in all that concerns Your Majesty’s August Family, I participate in the satisfaction afforded by this happy event and offer to Your Majesty my sincere congratulations upon the occasion, with the assurance that the newly married Prince and Princess have my best wishes for their prosperity and happiness: And so I recommend your Majesty and Your Majesty’s Royal Family to the protection of the Almighty.

Written at Washington, the 8th. day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two. Your Good Friend, ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

By the President:

WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

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