Letter from Boston, England to Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1853 April 24, City Council proceedings, (Collection #0100.001), City of Boston Archives
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April 29, 1853
I have the pleasure to inform you that the friendly Address from the Municipal Council of this Borough to that of the City of which you preside , which was adopted during my mayoralty (Nov 1851- Nov 1852) , a copy of which was transmitted to your worthy Predecessor, has been shipped for Boston, Mass in the Ship Parliament from Liverpool to Boston. And as Messrs Train and Co., the owners have confided the case containing the Address to the special care of the Captain who has promised to deliver it to yourself, you will, I hope, receive it safely and in due course.
It is to me a source of sincere gratification to have been, as the Mayor of this Borough, the medium through which this friendly communication has been made, in acknowledgement of the very handsome and interesting present of Books, Maps, and Engravings received by us from your noble City.
Long, very long, may such tokens of mutual brotherhood continue and although the waters of the broad Atlantic may roll between us, may we ever feel those reciprocations of heart and soul, which distance cannot hinder or time efface.
Wishing you every blessing, individually and officially, allow me to subscribe myself,
Honored and …
Yours very much sincerely,