Republicans of Lyon, France to Andrew Johnson

Title

Republicans of Lyon, France to Andrew Johnson

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Demonstrations

Creator

Republicans of Lyon, France

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

1865-05-30

Format

pdf

Language

fre

Identifier

RG59E177-5

Coverage

45.7667, 4.8333
Lyon
France

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), 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), 76.

Transcription

[Translation.]

Lyons, FranceMay 30, 1865.

Citizen President: The republicans of Lyons were profoundly moved on hearing the news of the crime committed upon your illustrious predecessor, and a fraternal feeling inspires them with the sacred duty of sending their sad regrets to the free country of which you have the honor of being the Chief Magistrate. We have witnessed all the phases of the gigantic struggle sustained with so much energy by the much lamented Abraham Lincoln. We participated in all the emotions of republicans faithful to the Union, and we meet them with our sympathies.

Our city, by its manufactures, is more closely united to the republic of the United States than any other in France, and in our feelings for your losses we have still closer ties. The war has injured us by paralyzing our industry; but like you, we preferred conquest to compromise, because it insured the true principles of universal freedom.

We wish these expressions of our sympathy to be communicated to your Congress, and desire them to be made known to all the citizens of America who have been so brave in their duty, so invincible in their liberty. Let them know that in France they have brothers who appreciate their patriotic efforts, and like them love liberty, and understand the power of institutions that resist assassinations and oppose conspiraces.

Honor to Mr. Lincoln! eternal regrets to his venerated memory; and may his glorious name become the pledge of alliance between the American republic and the democracy of Europe.

Members of the committee:

THIVOLLET,
President,
 And many others.

The President.

P. S.—The republicans of Lyons hope soon to send an honorary banner dedicated to the memory of Mr. Lincoln.

THIVOLLET.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
3 p.
20.25x30.5 cm

Citation

Republicans of Lyon, France, “Republicans of Lyon, France to Andrew Johnson,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed August 22, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/19405.