At a meeting called by the mayor of the city of Carlisle, to express sympathy with Mrs. Lincoln and the American people, held in the Athenaeum, on Monday, the 15th day of May, 1865, Caleb Hodgson, esq., deputy mayor, in the chair—
Resolved, That this meeting regards with feelings of detestation and horror the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States; the attempted murder of Mr. Seward, Secretary of State, and of his two sons; and desires to express its profound sympathy for Mrs. Lincoln, who has been cruelly bereft of a devoted husband, for her children, who have lost an honored father, and for the people of the United States, who have been deprived, at a critical moment of their career, of a wise, humane and noble ruler.
Moved by Robert Ferguson, esq.; seconded by the Dean of Carlisle; supported by Rev. J. E. Hargraves.
Resolved, That this meeting tenders its best wishes to Andrew Johnson, the new President, and earnestly hopes that, with the blessing of Cod, he may be enabled to carry out the enlightened policy of his predecessor, and lead the great country over whose destinies he has been unexpectedly called upon to preside, on the way of peace, prosperity and freedom.
Moved by Rev. W. A. Wrigley, seconded by Mr. Corwin, supported by Mr. John Hargraves.
Deputy Mayor, Chairman.