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ingham, Hon. James Dixon, W. A. Thompson, Colonel H. H. Osgood, J. A. Whitlock, and Col. J. H. Almy.
Hon. James Dixon presented the following resolutions, which were unani. mously adopted :
Resolved, That, sharing with the people of Connecticut the unutterable sorrow which saddens every household and wrings every patriotic heart with a sense of personal bereavemeut in the death of the late lamented President of the United States, we unite with them in expressing our profound grief, and mingle our lamentations with theirs under the crushing blow which has struck our nation, from the summit of universal gratitude and joy, iuto the utmost depths of affliction and mourning.
Resolved, That we mourn the loss of the preserver of the Union, raised up by the hand of the Almighty to lead our nation through the perils of the great rebellion; that in him we recognize the guiding intellect, the conscientious purpose, the unfailing judgment, the resolute will, the unselfish heart, which were needed to constitute the leader of the nation in its hour of deepest peril; and that his humanity, his confiding trust in God; his devoted love of his country and of the human race, his entire consecration to the spirit of universal liberty, have placed him among the foremost of the great benefactors of mankind who have blessed the world and shed honor upon the human character.
Resolved, That while we mourn the unspeakable loss which our nation bas suffered, we devoutly offer the Great Ruler of the Universe our reverent and earnest thanks that he permitted our departed and lamented President to live and rule over our imperilled country until, under his wise and firm control, aided by the Almighty hand, he was permitted to see the rebel hosts defeated and surrendered; their capital and seaports restored to the authority of the nation; their military power overthrown; their wicked leaders driven from their seats of power; the great cause of the rebellion, human slavery, abolished and destroyed; and liberty and equal rights for all made the basis of our national existence.
Resolved, That we tender to the President of the United States, the honorable Andrew Johnson, the assurance of our earnest and unqualified support in the performance of the arduous and responsible duties now devolved upon him, and that we invoke for him the same conscientious purpose, the same divine inspiration and support from the Almighty hand by which his great predecessor was sustained.
Resolved, That we acknowledge with gratitude the providential interposition by which our beloved and honored Secretary of State, the confidential friend and adviser of Abraham Lincoln, has been protected and preserved from the dangers and violence to which he has been exposed; that we offer to him our deepest sympatlıy, and unite in the prayers of the nation for his speedy and perfect restoration to health, and for the safety and preservation of his family
Resolved, That we will, as representatives of our State, attend the funeral services of our lamented President in a body, and wear the usual badge of mourning for sixty days.
Resolved, That we tender to the family of the deceased President the assurance of our deep and heartfelt sympathy in the great affliction to which God has called them; and that we humbly and devoutly supplicate for them the blessing and support of their Heavenly Father.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the late President; also to the honorable Secretary of State, and to the President of the United States, and that they be published in the public press of Connecticut.
W. A. BUCKINGHAM, Governor of Connecticut, and Chairman of the Meeting.
W. A. BENEDICT, Secretary.
WASHINGTON LODGE, No. 6, I. O. O. F.,
Washington, April 17, 1865. At the regular meeting of the lodge this evening the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted :
Whereas this lodge has learned with heartfelt sorrow the assassination of the President of the United States, and of the brutal and fiendish attempt on the life of the Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, in his helpless condition; and
Whereas our worthy brother, E. H. Hansell, in the performance of his duty to the honorable Secretary, was also wounded by the assassin's knife: Therefore,
Resolved, That the thanks of this lodge be and are hereby tendered to the family of the Secretary, particularly to Mrs. Seward, who, in their hour of deep affliction, forgot not our worthy brother, but gave him all the care and tender treatment his
situation required. Resolved, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the family of the honorable secretary
WILLIAM H. JOHNSON, Noble Grand.
ZANESVILLE, Ohio, April 15, 1865. Pursuant to adjournment from the spontaneous meeting held in front of the court house at 9 o'clock this morning, an immense assemblage of the citizens of Zanesville and vicinity conrened in the Market-house Hall, at 2 o'clock p. m. Mr. Henry Blandy occupied the chair, and C. W. Potwin continued to act as secretary. Rev. D. D. Mather offered an eloquent and impressive prayer.
The committee appointed at the morning meeting, composed of the Rev. H. K. Foster, Rev. J. M. Platt, Rev. N. A. Reed, A. A. Guthrie, esq., Colonel. Granger, and Messrs. V. Best and H. Blandy, reported, through their chairman, A. A. Guthrie, esq., the following resolutions, which were adopted unanimously:
Resolved, That this community learns with consternation and profound sorrow of the death, by the hands of murderers, of President Lincoln and Secretary Seward.
Resolved, That in deliberate and cautious wisdom in judging, in steady spirit and unsullied integrity, and sincere and disinterested devotion to his country's cause, Abraham Lincoln closely resembled him whom a grateful people have named the “Father of his Country.”
Resolved, That in the death of Mr. Lincoln at this juncture of our national affairs the country suffers a loss the magnitude of which we cannot in our present sorrow adequately estimate, and were it not for our knowledge that God reigns over human affairs, our grief would utterly prostrate and overwhelm us.
Resolved, That, by the death of Mr. Seward, a learned, liberal, and wise statesman has been taken from us; be had ever been a faithful counsellor of his chief, and" in death they were not divided." He also died for his country.
Resolved, That in these diabolical murders we have but the fuller development of the spirit of the rebellion and its acknowledged cause, and the consummation of purposes and plans formed before Mr. Lincoln's first inauguration; and that the teachings and acts of the rebel leaders have all tended to this result; and that they are justly held responsible before God and the world
for these hellish deeds ; and in the name of humanity, as well as that of justice, we demand their punishment.
Resolved, That our confidence still rests in the great truth that God lives and governs, and our recourse must be continually unto Him, beseeching him to preserve and direct the Vice-President, who now succeeds to the chief magistracy; to guide the councils of his cabinet and Congress, and sustain the ar. mies and navy in their self-sacrificing devotion to the national cause; to cause the plots of murderous men to recoil upon themselves, and to deliver our nation from all its present peril.
Resolved, That in this latest development of the spirit and plans of traitors we find an insuperable objection to all schemes of adjustment which ignore the cause of the rebellion, or propose an indiscriminate pardon of its leaders.
Resolved, That we deem this occasion a fitting one to renew our consecration to our beloved country; and now and here we do solemnly pledge ourselves to our imperilled government to maintain and sustain it against all its foes ; trusting in God, "sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish,” we will stand by our glorious flag.
Resolved, That in our deep sorrow for our country we would not forget the deeper sorrow of the families who are utterly overwhelmed by this inscrutable Providence; and that we tender to them our deepest heartfelt condolence, and the assurance of a natiou's fullest sympathy.
On motion, a committee was appointed consisting of A. A. Guthrie, Charles C. Russell, Colonel Gilbert, and General Ball, to make proper arrangeinents for funeral services to be held in this city at the same time that they occur at Washington. On motion, it was
Resolved, That the proceeding and resolutions of this meeting be published in the city papers, and in the Ohio State Journal, and a copy thereof be for; warded to the President of the United States and the families bereaved.
Following the proceedings, eloquent addresses were delivered by Revs. Fogter, Platt, Read, Ñather, and by Hons. T. J. Maginnis and T. A. Reamy.
H. BLANDY, Chairman.
Nore.—It is proper to notice here that since the adjournment of this meeting of citizens the joyful intelligence reaches us that Secretary Seward is still living, and hopes are entertained of his recovery.