Statement of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Thetford

Title

Statement of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Thetford

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Municipal government

Creator

Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Thetford

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

1865-05-22

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-372

Coverage

52.4167, 0.7500
Thetford
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), 350-51.
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), 459.

Transcription

We, the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the ancient borough of Thetford, in council assembled, having received with great sorrow the intelligence of the assassination of President Lincoln, desire to express our utter abhorrence at the detestable crime, and beg to offer to the American nation our sincere condolence and sympathy upon the loss it has sustained.

Given under our common corporate seal, this 22d day of May, 1865.

[seal.]

W. P. SALSER,
Mayor.

His excellency the Minister from the United States of America.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
20.25x33 cm

Citation

Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Thetford, “Statement of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of Thetford,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed December 6, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21585.