Patriotic Catanese and University Youths to the People of the United States of America

Title

Patriotic Catanese and University Youths to the People of the United States of America

Subject

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

Creator

Patriotic Catanese and University Youths

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

1865-05-05

Format

pdf

Language

ita

Identifier

RG59E177-404

Coverage

37.5000, 15.1000
Catania, Sicily
Italy

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), 440.
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), 579.

Transcription

[Translation.]

CataniaMay 5, 1865.

The patriotic Catanese and youths of the university to the people of the United States of America.

Brothers: The fame of your victories rapidly spread through the worlds and humanity applauded your virtues in the strife for emancipation; but her exultation was brief, and was cut short by the terrible news of the assassination of Lincoln.

Nations have aspirations in common; princes and peoples entertain them in common and abide their destiny. Your victories are the victories of the whole people; such also are your disasters, and in like manner your griefs are in common. The most powerful arm lent by the Almighty in aid of the rights of humanity has been cut off, and all thoughts now dwell on that mournful theme. But the wailings poured forth over the grave of the heroic dead are not in vain; such grief strengthens and graces and renews the virtuous purpose. May you, who have enjoyed the vast benefit of the counsels and example of the hero, renew to him your vows consecrated by the blood of millions of martyrs, that the work of emancipation to which he guided you may not remain incomplete. Wherever man moves on earth, let him be regarded as a brother and tread on free soil; remember that liberty is powerful; give aid to the oppressed in distant lands; listen to the divine idea of Lincoln—free America for Americans!—and humanity, blessing his memory, will also bless the virtues of her brave and generous sons.

The committee in charge,

PAOLO GASTORINO.
COSMO DI ANICY.
PAOLO BETRINA.
CARLO VICCIOLI.
PAOLO GRANDE.
GIOAOHINO POTERVO.
COSTILLO BISCARIS.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Text

[Translation.]

The patriotic Catanese and youths of the university to the people of the United States of America.

CATANIA, May 5, 1865.

BROTHERS: The fame of your victories rapidly spread through the world, and humanity applauded your virtues in the strife for emancipation; but her exultation was brief, and was cut short by the terrible news of the assassination of Lincoln.

Nations have aspirations in common; princes and peoples entertain them in common and abide their destiny. Your victories are the victories of the whole people; such also are your disasters, and in like manner your griefs are in common. The most powerful arm lent by the Almighty in aid of the rights of humanity has been cut off, and all thoughts now dwell on that mournful theme. But the wailings poured forth over the grave of the heroic dead are not in vain; such grief strengthens and graces and renews the virtuous purpose. May you, who have enjoyed the vast benefit of the counsels and example of the hero, renew to him your vows consecrated by the blood of millions of martyrs, that the work of emancipation to which he guided you may not remain incomplete.

Wherever man moves on earth, let him be regarded as a brother and tread on free soil; remember that liberty is powerful; give aid to the oppressed in distant lands; listen to the divine idea of Lincoln--free America for Americans!- and humanity, blessing his memory, will also blpss the virtues of her brave and generous sons.

The committee in charge,

PAOLO GASTORINO.

COSMO DI ANICY.

PAOLO BETRINA.

CARLO VICCIOLI.

PAOLO GRANDE.

GIOACHIINO POTERVO.

COSTILLO BISCARIS.

Original Format

paper and ink
3 p.
17.75x23 cm

Citation

Patriotic Catanese and University Youths, “Patriotic Catanese and University Youths to the People of the United States of America,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed May 31, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21614.