Resolution of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Commissioners of Supply of Selkirk

Title

Resolution of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Commissioners of Supply of Selkirk

Subject

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

Creator

Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Selkirk

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-05-01

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-352

Coverage

55.5333, -2.8500
Selkirk
Scotland
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), 340.
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), 446.

Transcription

Resolution of the noblemen, gentlemen, and Commissioners of Supply of the county of Selkirk in public meeting assembled.

Resolved, That this meeting do record an expression of heartfelt sorrow and indignation with which they have heard of the assassination of Mr. Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States of America, feeling assured that an event so terrible in its nature, and so calamitous to the people whose chief man has been thus suddenly cut off, has excited sentiments of the deepest horror and commiseration, not in this kingdom only, but in every civilized country throughout the world. They desire to convey this expression of their individual sympathy to the people of the United States, as well as to the widow and family of the late President; and for that purpose they authorize their chairman to sign the present resolution, in their name and on their behalf, and to transmit the same to his excellency the American minister in London, with a request that he will communicate it to the government of the United States and to Mrs. Lincoln in such way and manner as he may think proper.

Signed in name and by appointment of the meeting, by

R. WAITT,
ChairmanIn the limits of Selkirk.

May 1, 1865

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
33 x 25.5 cm

Citation

Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Selkirk, “Resolution of the Noblemen, Gentlemen, and Commissioners of Supply of Selkirk,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 19, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22977.