Workingmen's Mutual Aid Society of Foggia to People of America

Title

Workingmen's Mutual Aid Society of Foggia to People of America

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Labor unions

Creator

Workingmen's Mutual Aid Society of Foggia

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

1865-05-08

Format

pdf

Language

ita

Identifier

RG59E177-406

Coverage

41.4500, 15.5667
Foggia
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), 442.
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), 581-82.

Transcription

[Translation.]

The Workingmen's Mutual Aid Society of Foggia to the people of the American Union.

FOGGIA, May 8, 1865.

BROTHERS OF AMERICA: We comprehend the sorrow that afflicts you in the triumphant hour of your humane cause. When Abraham Lincoln, your glorious helmsman of liberty, was struck down by the cruel hand of a vile assassin your generous souls were filled with mourning. The sad news reaches us in Italy like the messenger of a day fatal to the destinies of a people, and every true Italian heart was saddened by its coming. Even in the humble families of the working men of Foggia the deepest grief was felt, and a shrill cry arose for the extermination of the vampires of humanity.

Brothers: be consoled by the thought that Abraham Lincoln, in the greatest trials, showed himself something more than the President of a transatlantic republic, and that the assassin's pistol was only the instrument of the dealers in human flesh. Lincoln's tomb with you, and Garibaldi's misfortunes with us, will be known in history as the irrevocable decrees of reason against barbarism and tyranny; but you will let future ages know the good intentions of the two illustrious victims. Be brave, then, brothers of America, in your desolation, and defend the sepulchre where the secret of the emancipation of all the slaves in the world lies buried.

FERDINAND CIPRO,
President.

MICHELE FIGLIOLINO,
Secretary.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
5 p.
26 x 28 cm

Citation

Workingmen's Mutual Aid Society of Foggia, “Workingmen's Mutual Aid Society of Foggia to People of America,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 6, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/18501.