San José, Costa Rica, February 8th 1865.
the President of the United States,
Mr. Abraham Lincoln.
Relying upon the satisfaction, which, judging from numerous despatches to me, my administration of this Legation seems to have given you and the Hon. Secretary of State, I make bold to be you for my continuance in this office for your next term.
I am Sir, with the highest consideration your most obidient servant
NARA, M650 Lincoln Administration