Resolutions of the Legislative Council of the Bahamas

Title

Resolutions of the Legislative Council of the Bahamas

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Legislative bodies

Creator

Legislative Council of the Bahamas

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

1865-05-01

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-76

Coverage

25.0500, -77.4833
Nassau
Bahamas

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), 183.
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), 241.

Transcription

Whereas, while the house considers itself bound, in general, to abstain from the expression of any opinion on subjects relating to foreign nations, yet, viewing the lamentable occurrence by which the Chief Magistrate of a friendly power has been struck down by the hand of an assassin, as constituting an exceptionable state of circumstances, calling as well for an expression of sympathy towards the bereaved family and nation of the victim as of abhorrence of the crime—

Resolved, nemine contradicente, That this house has with deep regret heard of the act of atrocity by which the late President of the United States was suddenly deprived of life, and the house hereby tenders to the family of the deceased President and to the people of the United States this expression of sincere sympathy at the calamitous event.

That a copy of this resolution be transmitted to his excellency the governor, with a request that he will forward the same to the British minister at Washington, to be communicated as he may think proper to the authorities of the United States.

Extract from the minutes of the house of the 27th of April, 1865.

G. C. ANDERSON,
Speaker.

Resolved unanimously, That the legislative council deeply laments the death of Mr. Lincoln, late President of the United States, and sympathizes profoundly with his family and with a kindred and friendly nation, deprived of its Chief Magistrate in so melancholy a manner by a detestable and monstrous crime, of which the board of council cannot adequately express its condemnation and horror.

By order of the board.

W. H. DOYLE,
President.
 Council Chamber May 1, 1865.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
4
23x30.5 cm

Citation

Legislative Council of the Bahamas, “Resolutions of the Legislative Council of the Bahamas,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed July 22, 2018, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20131.