Ryde Commissioners to Charles Francis Adams

Title

Ryde Commissioners to Charles Francis Adams

Subject

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Presidents--Assassination
Condolence notes
Municipal government

Creator

Ryde Commissioners

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-05-09

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-325

Coverage

50.7167, -1.1667
Ryde
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), 327.
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), 429.

Transcription

Town Hall, Ryde.

Sir: We, the Ryde commissioners, incorporated by act of Parliament, beg to express our great sorrow and indignation at the lamentable assassination of your late respected President, whereby the American nation has lost the services of an enlightened ruler and noble minded patriot.

We respectfully tender through you to his bereaved widow, and to the government and people of the United States, our heartfelt sympathy on this melancholy occasion; and we sincerely hope that the era of peace, mercy, and liberty, which your illustrious chief so happily inaugurated, may be carried by his successor to a just and satisfactory termination.

Given under our common seal, this 9th day of May, 1865.

[seal.]

THOMAS DASHWOOD,
 Chairman of the Ryde Commissioners.

His Excellency Hon. C. F. Adams,
 Minister of the United States to the Court of St. James.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
33 x 45.75 cm

Citation

Ryde Commissioners, “Ryde Commissioners to Charles Francis Adams,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22965.