Lincoln’s Concerns Range from Republican to Monarchy

May 18, 1863

Journalist Noah Brooks writes: “The morning is magnificent, and the air is alive with the songs of birds.  There is hardly a soldier to be seen, except the warm and indolent-looking patrols, who saunter along their posts in the warm sunshine as if they were only ‘playing soldier.”

The National Republican, owned by Simon Hanscom,  had been selected to print official government notices, but its bills had not been paid.  President Lincoln writes Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton: “You will greatly oblige me, because it will be a matter of personal relief to me, if you will allow Hanscom’s (the Republican’s) accounts to be settled and paid.

President Lincoln writes England’s Queen Victoria: “I have received the letter which Your Majesty addressed to me on the 31st. day of March last, announcing the pleasing intelligence of the Marriage on the 10th. of that month of Your Majesty’s dearly beloved son His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha &c. &c. with Her Royal Highness the Princess Alexandra Caroline Maria Charlotte Louisa Julia, eldest Daughter of His Royal Highness the Prince Christian of Denmark. Feeling a lively interest in whatever concerns the Welfare and happiness of Your Majesty’s illustrious House, I pray Your Majesty to receive my cordial congratulations on this auspicious event, and my fervent Wishes that it may signally promote your own happiness and that of the Prince your son and his young spouse: And so I recommend Your Majesty and Your Majesty’s Royal Family to the protection of the Almighty.”

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