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Collection Reference Number GLC02661
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title Authorization to affix the seal of the United States to the envelope of a letter addressed to Kamehameha V, King of the Hawaiian Islands
Date 2 February 1864
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Government document
Content Description Partially printed document directs the Secretary of State to affix the seal of the United States to a condolence letter addressed to Kamehameha V for the death of King Kamehameha IV, his brother. Kamehameha IV had sought closer ties with the United States. Kamehameha V was the last of the direct line of Hawaiian Kings, following his death the kingship became elective.
Subjects President  Government and Civics  Diplomacy  Treaty  Death  Global History and Civics  Australia and Pacific Islands  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  Kamehameha IV, King of the Hawaiian Islands (1834-1863)  Kamehameha V (1830-1872)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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