Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Montreal

Title

Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Montreal

Subject

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

Creator

Inhabitants of Montreal

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-04-20

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-275

Coverage

45.5000, -73.6000
Montreal, Quebec
Canada

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), 297-98.
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), 390.

Transcription

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,
Mayor
.

F. P. POMINVILLE,
WM. J. PATTERSON,
Secretaries
.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
28 x 40.75 cm

Citation

Inhabitants of Montreal, “Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Montreal,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22945.