Moved by Mr. Chance, seconded by Mr. Wood, and carried unanimously—
That this board has heard with the deepest regret of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States; and, while it expresses its utter detestation of so diabolical an act, begs to offer to the American people its sincere condolence on the heavy calamity which has befallen their nation.
Board Room, Workhouse,
April 20, 1865.