Robert George Kelly to Thomas H. Dudley

Title

Robert George Kelly to Thomas H. Dudley

Subject

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

Creator

Birkenhead Working Men's Association

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

RG59E177-75

Coverage

53.4000, -3.0333
Birkenhead
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), 182.
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), 239-40.

Transcription

Glasnevin, Balls Road, Birkenhead,
 May 3, 1865.

Resolution of the Birkenhead Working Men’s Association.

Sir: I beg to communicate to you the following resolution, proposed by the Rev. Mr. Downe, and seconded by Mr. Graham, and which was unanimously carried at a large meeting of the Birkenhead Working Men’s Association, held in the Craven Rooms here last night, and which I, as chairman, was requested to forward to you.

Resolved, That this meeting views with deep concern and indignation the late atrocious murder of Mr. Lincoln, the able and popular President of the United States of America, and expresses its sympathy with the great American people in the present crisis of their affairs.”

In addition to this unanimous expression of the feelings of those present at the meeting, I may be permitted to add that I myself cordially respond to the sentiments expressed, and view with deep grief the melancholy end and sad loss of one whom I regarded as a just and good man, and a wise and merciful ruler, and that I hope it may please God to dispel the dark cloud that this event has cast over the American nation, and out of the present evil to bring forth future and lasting good, for the welfare and happiness of our afflicted kinsmen.

I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant,

ROBERT GEORGE KELLEY.

T. H. Dudley, Esq,
 American Consul, Liverpool.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2
20.25x30.5 cm

Citation

Birkenhead Working Men's Association, “Robert George Kelly to Thomas H. Dudley,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20130.