Statement of the Board of Health for Luton

Title

Statement of the Board of Health for Luton

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Boards of Health

Creator

Board of Health for Luton

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-05-05

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-252

Coverage

51.8833, -0.4167
Luton
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), 285-86.
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), 374-75.

Transcription

We the local board of health for the town and district of Luton, in the county of Bedford, do hereby desire to record the expression of sorrow which we and this town and district have deeply felt since informed of the diabolical assassination of President Lincoln, a deed the nature of which has excited and must continue to excite the indignation of all right-minded people.

We strongly unite with the rest of our countrymen in the expression of our sympathy and good feeling, which we always have, and shall ever entertain towards the people of the United States of America, and more so at the present juncture, when we contemplate the fearful trials and difficulties which have been placed in their way, but which can only retard for a very brief period that great work of civilization and progress which has eminently characterized them. Sprung from the same nation, there always will be a strong manifestation of interest with the people of this country on American affairs, and upon every matter which will advance the welfare and happiness of the American people.

We, the said local board of the town and district of Luton, do hereby likewise most sincerely condole with, and beg to express our sincere and heartfelt sympathy with Mrs. Lincoln and her family, in their great and irreparable loss, and humbly hope that an inscrutable Providence may support them under the very heavy trial which they are now undergoing, and which we hope and pray may be overruled for their and their country’s good.

Given under our hand and official seal this 5th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1865.

[seal.]

WILLIAM THOMPSON PLEDGE,
 Chairman.

SAMUEL TOYN.
A. Y. WEBSTER.
FREDERICK PRAIMAN.
JAMES HIGGENS.
JNO. AMBERLAND.

Countersigned: GEORGE BAILEY,
 Clerk to the said Local Board.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
45.75 x 53.5 cm

Citation

Board of Health for Luton, “Statement of the Board of Health for Luton,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22938.