Letter from May. 9, 1865

From the Legation of His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia

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    From the Legation of His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia

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    A message from the legation of the Shah of Persia offering condolences on behalf of the leader and the people of Persia. The Shah transmitted this message via telegram to his emissary Suleiman Khan in Paris, who passed it along to the new President as a gesture of goodwill. Such a message demonstrates just how widely felt the impacts of Lincoln's death were.

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    Transcription available through the Department of State Office of the Historian

  • Source

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

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    Suleiman Khan. "From the Legation of His Imperial Majesty the Shah of Persia". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed April 5, 2020. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1206