Letter from Apr. 22, 1865

Invitation to Lincoln Funeral, New York

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    Letter- Invitation to Lincoln Funeral New York

  • Description

    The letter is an invitation to the funeral obsequies of the late President of the United States in New York. It was issued by John D. Ottiwell, Chairman to the Honorable Carl E.L. Hinrichs, Consul of Saxe Coburg and Gotha and Saxe Altenburg.

  • Transcription

    City Hall, New York
    April 22, 1865

    Respected Sir:

    I have the honor, on behalf of the Common Council of this City, to invite your participation in the Funeral obsequies of the late President of the United States, which will take place under the direction of the City Authorities, on Tuesday next, 25th instant.

    You will be provided with a suitable meeting room in the office of the Mayor of the City, and you are respectfully invited to be present at 12 M. on that day.

    I remain with great respect,
    Your obedient servant,
    John D, Ottiwell,
    Chairman.

    Hon Carl E.L. Hinrichs
    Consul of Saxe Coburg and Gotha
    & Saxe Altenburg

    [Transcription by Stephanie Dabik]

  • Source

    Tucker Collection care of Museum of the Grand Prairie

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    John D. Ottiwell. "Letter- Invitation to Lincoln Funeral New York". Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed June 18, 2021. https://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/403