Montreal, April 20, 1865.
Resolutions passed at a meeting held by the citizens of Montreal.
In compliance with a very numerously signed requisition, a public meeting of the inhabitants was called by his worship the mayor, and held on the 19th instant, at which the following action was taken:
1.Moved by honorable Thomas Ryan, seconded by honorable A. A. Dorion and
Unanimously resolved, That the citizens of Montreal, in public meeting assembled, desire to express most emphatically the sentiment of horror and detestation with which they regard the great crime recently perpetrated at Washington, by the base and cowardly assassination of Abraham Lincoln, late President of the United States.
2.Moved by honorable T. D. McGee, seconded by honorable James Ferrier, and
Unanimously resolved, That we regard this unprovoked and most atrocious assassination the greatest crime of our age, as committed not merely against the people of the United States, but against our common humanity and common Christian civilization.
3.Moved by honorable P. J. O. Chauveau, seconded by honorable L. H. Holton, and
Unanimously resolved, That on behalf of the city of Montreal, we desire to tender to the people of the United States the assurance of our sincere sympathy and condolence with them, in this awfully sudden and afflicting loss of their Chief Magistrate.
4.Moved by Benjamin Holmes, esq., seconded by Tuncrede Bonthillier, esq., and
Unanimously resolved, That his worship the mayor, and the secretaries, be requested to transmit copies of the foregoing resolutions to the honorable John F. Potter, United States consul general for British North America.
J. L. BEAUDRY,
F. P. POMINVILLE,
WM. J. PATTERSON,