Resolution of the Town Council of Banbury

Title

Resolution of the Town Council of Banbury

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Municipal government

Creator

Town Council of Banbury

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

1865-05-03

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-37

Coverage

53.8000, -2.2333
Banbury
United Kingdom
England

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), 162.
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), 214.

Transcription

At a special meeting of the town council of the borough of Banbury, in the county of Oxford, held on Friday, the 5th day of May, 1865, the mayor in the chair, it was

Unanimously resolved, That this council has heard with the deepest sorrow and indignation of the assassination of President Lincoln, and sincerely sympathize with the parliament and people of the United States in the great loss they have sustained, by the death of so able and so good a man, and this council cannot thus express its feeling without adding is heartfelt sympathy with Mrs. Lincoln.

That Sir Charles Douglass, member of Parliament for the borough, be requested to forward a copy of the above resolution to the American minister.

[seal.]

RICHARD EDMUNDS,
Mayor.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
20.25x33 cm

Citation

Town Council of Banbury, “Resolution of the Town Council of Banbury,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 20, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20102.