Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Ryde

Title

Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Ryde

Subject

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

Creator

Public Meeting at Ryde

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-05-01

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-326

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), 429-30.

Transcription

At a public meeting held in the Congregational church, George street, Ryde, on Monday, May 1, 1865, the pastor, Rev. George Allan Coltart, in the chair, the following resolutions were carried unanimously:

That this meeting desires to record its horror and indignation at the atrocious assassination of President Lincoln; to express its sympathy with the American people in this terrible calamity with which they have been visited, and the desire that it may be overruled, for the welfare of the whole nation; and its earnest hope that He who has declared Himself to be the husband of the widow may grant His comforting mercies to Mrs. Lincoln.

That this meeting has heard with the deepest solicitude that millions of those who, by the event of the war, have been freed from slavery, are in circumstances of great physical and spiritual destitution; rejoices in formation of organizations called the Freedmen’s Aid Societies, intended to supply their wants and raise them in the social scale; and desires to make such contributions as may be within the power of its members to assist this good work.

GEORGE ALLAN COLTART,
Chairman.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
30.5 x 35.5 cm

Citation

Public Meeting at Ryde, “Resolutions of the Inhabitants of Ryde,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed October 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22966.