President Lincoln Invited to Hamlet

March 24, 1863

Leonard Grover, proprietor of Grover’s Theater, writes President Lincoln: “It would afford me very great gratification if your Excellency would avail himself of the enclosed certificate for Wednesday night. The play for that evening is Hamlet in the rendition of which character Mr E. L. Davenport probably has no living equal. He will be admirably sustained by Mr Jas Wallack Jr and the remaining members of the Combination.

If your Excellency will permit Mr. Nicolay to acquaint me with your purpose, it will confer a favor.

No public announcement will be made. It is purely to be the instrument to confer a pleasure to meritorious Artist and true Union lover — and at the same time I hope, to minister in some slight degree to your Excellency’s gratification, that this offer is made by

Your Excellency’s humble Servt.

President Lincoln attends the following night.

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