Resolution of the Council of Sheffield

Title

Resolution of the Council of Sheffield

Subject

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

Creator

Council of Sheffield

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-05-03

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-347

Coverage

53.3667, -1.5000
Sheffield
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), 337.
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), 442-43.

Transcription

At a meeting of the town council of the borough of Sheffield, held on the 3d day of May, 1865, it was

Unanimously resolved, That this council unites in the universal expression of indignation and profound sorrow at the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, the late President of the United States of America, and desires to record its horror and detestation at the treasonable and wicked act which has deprived that country of so able and good a man, at a time when his services were so important; and to express its entire sympathy with the government and people of the United States of America.

This council also desires to convey the expression of its deepest sympathy to Mrs. Lincoln and family, and begs sincerely to condole with them in their heavy bereavement.

[l. s.] THOMAS JESSOP,
Mayor.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
28 x 40.75 cm

Citation

Council of Sheffield, “Resolution of the Council of Sheffield,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 19, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22975.