Inhabitants of Plaistow to the People of the United States of America

Title

Inhabitants of Plaistow to the People of the United States of America

Subject

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

Creator

Inhabitants of Plaistow

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-XX-XX

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-314

Coverage

51.0500, -0.5667
Plaistow
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), 323.
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), 423-24.

Transcription

From the inhabitants of Plaistow, Essex, England, in public meeting assembled, to the people of the United States of America.

Permit us, as a small portion of the English nation, to add our sentiments of sympathy and sorrow to those felt by you on the recent lamentable events which have plunged your whole community into intense grief.

The base assassination of President Lincoln, with the attempted murder of a chief member of your government, is one of those events which merge in common unity those minor political differences which are essential to the freedom of great nations, but without necessity inferring antagonism. Permit us, therefore, as one with you, to offer our profound sympathy and sorrow, to unite in detestation of a crime disgraceful to humanity, and to assure you that the blow struck at yourselves recoils on us.

But, further, we heartily sympathize with that national action which, as expounded by your lamented President, had for its result the emancipation of slaves, and in the destruction of rebellion the destruction also of that system which we believe to have been its moving cause, even if not the prompting cause, also, of President Lincoln’s assassination and the murderous attack on Mr. Seward. That as a united and universally free nation your present position may be unendangered by recent events and your future course attended by increasing stability and glory is our earnest desire, thus expressed through the medium of your official representative at St. James.

Signed, on behalf of the meeting—

JOHN FOSTER,
Chairman.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
28 x 40.75 cm

Citation

Inhabitants of Plaistow, “Inhabitants of Plaistow to the People of the United States of America,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22962.