Resolutions of American Citizens in Hamburg

Title

Resolutions of American Citizens in Hamburg

Subject

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

Creator

American Citizens in Hamburg

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

1865-05-02

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-398

Coverage

53.5500, 10.0000
Hamburg
Germany

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), 425.
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), 557.

Transcription

Hamburg, May 2, 1865.

At a meeting of American citizens held this day in Hamburg, it was
 Resolved, That whereas our Almighty Father has permitted to be removed from us our beloved President, Abraham Lincoln, we afflicted citizens, at this time distant from our country, desire to place on record the overwhelming grief which this sad event inspires. God in his mercy permitted him to live long enough to impress upon us a deep and everlasting affection for his virtues, and in our hearts he can never die. His memory will remain to us, and he will share with the “father of our country” the honored place of being first in the hearts of his countrymen.

Resolved, That our chairman, Hon. James R. McDonald, vice-consul of the United States in this city, send a copy of this resolution, with our heartfelt condolence, to Mrs. Lincoln and the Secretary of State.

JAMES R. MCDONALD. JOHN H. KLIPPURT, of Ohio.
ALEX. SOTTAN. FREDERICK WIPPERMANN.
TH. MEISNER, New York. JOHN R. WARBURG.
EMANUEL LYON. P. J. BENJAMIN.
RUD. BORMAN. EDWARD NIEBUHER.
And 30 other names.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
3 p.
20.25x28 cm

Citation

American Citizens in Hamburg, “Resolutions of American Citizens in Hamburg,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 27, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/21605.