Resolutions passed at a meeting held by the inhabitants of Southport.
At a public meeting of the inhabitants of Southport, held in the Town Hall, on Saturday, the 6th day of May, 1865, Samuel Boothroyd, esq., chairman of the Southport Improvement Commissioners, in the chair, the requisition and notice calling the meeting having been read by the clerk to the commissioners, it was moved by the Rev. B S. Clarke, seconded by W. G. Talbot, esq., supported by the Rev. J. C. Millson and W. Hattiwell, esq, and carried unanimously—
That the inhabitants of Southport, in public meeting assembled, would record their deep abhorrence and indignation at the cruel and cowardly assassination of President Lincoln and the murderous attack upon Mr. Secretary Seward and his son.
That this meeting hereby expresses its sincere sympathy with the people of the United States in the great loss they have so unexpectedly sustained in the death of their Chief Magistrate, and its earnest hope that the fearful war which has been carried on for four years in that country may speedily be brought to an end.
That this meeting respectfully tenders to Mrs. Lincoln its heartfelt condolence in the deep sorrow into which she and her family are plunged by this awful occurrence.
Moved by the Rev. John Chater, seconded by R. Craven, esq., and carried unanimously—
That the preceding resolution be engrossed, signed by the chairman of the meeting, and forwarded to the Hon. Mr. Adams for presentation to the American government, and to Mrs. Lincoln, the bereaved widow of the late President.