It was Gojong’s diplomatic letter (June 1888, year 25 of Gojong) to congratulate on the inauguration of French president (3 December 1887). King’s diplomatic letters in Joseon period were mainly sent to neighboring countries like Japan or Jurchens, but after a reform in Gabo year, the diplomatic letter included King’s own letter and treaties sent to the western world. This is part of the letter that was sent to the French president on 3rd December 1887 to congratulate him on being a head of a state. At that time, the French president was Sadi Camot. “Baeklisehcheondeok’ in the letter is a Korean writing of Chinese sound of the word “President”.