President Congratulates Costa Rican President

June 11, 1863

President Lincoln writes Costa Rican President Jesus Jimenez: “I have received the letter which you addressed to me on the 8th. ultimo, informing me of your Excellency’s elevation to the Presidency of the Republic by the free suffrages of your fellow-citizens and offering to me assurances of your desire to cultivate the relations established between our respective Governments.

I congratulate your Excellency upon this token of the confidence of the People of Costa Rica in your sagacity and statesmanship, and feel satisfied that the trust conferred upon you will be discharged for the best interests of that Republic. It shall be my constant endeavor so to conduct the relations between our respective countries as to strengthen the good understanding which now happily subsists.

I pray your Excellency to accept the assurances of my earnest wishes for your personal happiness and for the prosperity of Costa Rica.

President Lincoln writes his wife, who is in Philadelphia with their son Tad: “Your three despatches received. I am very well; and am glad to know that you & `Tad’ are so.”

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