Resolution of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea

Title

Resolution of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea

Subject

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

Creator

The Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea

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-XX-XX

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-80

Coverage

51.5142, -0.0931
London
England
United Kingdom

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), 186.
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), 245.

Transcription

Resolved, That we, the vestry of the parish of Chelsea, representing about seventy thousand inhabitants, having heard with the deepest horror and indignation of the death of the President of the United States of America by the hand of a dastardly assassin, desire to express to the American minister, and through him to the American people, our heartfelt sympathy with them in this their time of national sorrow.

We further desire to record our deep sympathy with Mrs. Lincoln under the sudden and overwhelming bereavement which she has sustained, and we earnestly hope that this sad and appalling event may be overruled by Providence to the welfare of America, and that the future of that great country may be one of peace and prosperity.

5 Upper Cortland Place.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
2
20.25x33 cm

Citation

The Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea, “Resolution of the Vestry of the Parish of Chelsea,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 28, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/20134.