Borough of Southampton,Wednesday, May 3, 1865.
Assassination of President Lincoln.
A meeting of the council of the borough of Southampton was this day held at the Audit House, in the said borough, the worshipful the mayor, Thomas Bowman, esq., in the chair.
At this council it was moved by Mr. Alderman Palk, J. P., seconded by Mr. Councillor Stebbing, J. P., and—
Unanimously resolved, That this council has heard, with just indignation and abhorrence, of the atrocious crime committed against the government and people of the United States of America, by the assassination of President Lincoln, and hereby express their deep sympathy and condolence with that people at this lamentable termination of a life which, during his presidency, had been devoted, with great self-sacrifice, to the good of those over whom he was called upon to preside as Chief Magistrate.
The council desire likewise to express their admiration of President Lincoln’s declared feelings of kindness and mercy upon the occasion of the remarkable successes so conspicuous during the latter period of his government, exhibiting up to the last sad closing hour of his existence a brilliant example of those humane principles which always actuate men of distinguished attainments.
This council likewise most respectfully tenders to Mrs. Lincoln and family their heartfelt sympathy and condolence at the sad and afflictive bereavement which they have been called upon to sustain by this detestable and tragic event.
That the foregoing resolution be forwarded to his excellency the American minister in London, with a request that he would be pleased to transmit the same to the government of his country, and that a copy be forwarded to the American consul at this port.
CHARLES E. DEACON,