The Writings of Carl Schurz/From Ex-President Hayes, May 29th, 1891

Dayton, O., May 29, 1891.

My dear Friend: I came here this afternoon to speak at the Memorial Services to-morrow. On my way down and since I arrived I have read your “Lincoln” in the June Atlantic. It is simply perfect. I congratulate you on this splendid article. It is the best picture of Lincoln. Every merit belongs to it. Be happy over it. Nothing better will be written about the greatest, most interesting and most wonderful character who has appeared in public affairs in any age. I am happy!

God Bless You.


Rutherford B. Hayes.

Gen. Schurz.

P.S. My kindest regards to the young ladies. Let them enjoy your triumph.