Dom Pedro, II, Emperor of Brazil (1831-1889). Document acknowledging Abraham Lincoln’s appointment of Aaron Young, Jr. as Consul the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul from the United States. October 27, 1863. Approximately 14.5 x 18 inches. Very Fine. Heavy folds and probable splits along them, but it is difficult to be sure within the frame. A full manuscript document in Portuguese, written in standard brown ink with the bold signature of the second Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro II, at the lower right center, and an official embossed seal to the left. This document is the official response of the Emperor to Abraham Lincoln’s appointment of Aaron Young, Jr. as Consul of the United States to the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Curiously, this document is dated prior to the one offered below appointing Young. We must assume, then, that there had been an earlier appointment and that it was updated by the document below, otherwise one of these documents must be erroneously dated, which seems highly unlikely. Either way, both relate to the same person and same official position. With the document offered above, these make an interesting historical pair illustrating this element of 1860s diplomacy.