Creoles of Guadeloupe of African Descent to the Congress of the United States

Title

Creoles of Guadeloupe of African Descent to the Congress of the United States

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Ethnic groups

Creator

Creoles of Guadeloupe of African Descent

Source

Record Group 59: General Records of the Department of State, 1763-2002, Entry 177: Foreign Messages on the Death of Abraham Lincoln, 1865, National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-XX-XX

Format

pdf

Language

fre

Identifier

RG59E177-4

Coverage

16.2500, -61.5833
Guadeloupe

Has Version

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1866), 60-61.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States of America, and the Attempted Assassination of William H. Seward, Secretary of State (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1867), 75.

Transcription

[Translation.]

To the senators and representatives of the American Congress:

Gentlemen: We, Creoles of Guadeloupe, of African descent, wish to express the profound sorrow we feel at the loss your great republic has suffered in the person of its illustrious President, Abraham Lincoln.

This event, which has shocked the civilized world and all the true friends of the northern cause, the cause of the freedom of an oppressed race, cannot find us indifferent. Therefore we hasten to lay before you the solemn testimony of our sincere grief and cordial sympathy on this occasion of the ever to be regretted loss of the eminent statesman to whom you had intrusted the destinies of the Union, and to take part in the mourning of the land of Washington and Jefferson, those glorious heroes whose virtue will ever be the eulogy of posterity for one who will henceforward be placed by their side in the history of humanity, Abraham Lincoln.

Accept, gentlemen, with our regrets, the wishes we express for the prosperity of the American republic, and for the triumph of the great principles of liberty and equality.

A. GABRIEL.
P. GIRAUD.
CELESTIN NICOLAS.
F. BLANC.
SYL. BORY.
O. ST. JULIEN.
DL. DAGUIN.
C. DUMAS.


 And many others.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
6 p.
20.25x30.5 cm

Citation

Creoles of Guadeloupe of African Descent, “Creoles of Guadeloupe of African Descent to the Congress of the United States,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 16, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/19404.