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A letter written by Mrs. Lincoln in which she asks that General Dix accompany her to visit the Russian warship Osliaba which was visiting New York as a gesture of friendship. Diplomatic relations have always played a major role in every administration and continue to do so today. Even in the modern era it is common for nations to send warships to visit friends and allies and as a show of strength.