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Fifth. On the motion of Mr. Councillor ‘Taylor, seconded by Mr. Councillor Harrison, That the best thanks of the meeting be accorded to his worship, the mayor, for having so promptly convened and so ably presided at this meeting,
MAY 4, 1865. My Dear Sir: The United Methodist Free Church, West Hartlepool, in a special congregation desires that you will convey to the government of the United States, and to Mrs. Lincoln and to Mr. Seward in particular, its deep detestation of the crime and of the men who have struck down the noble life of the late President. We have ever felt towards him while alive a personal friendship, and now, that he is no more of this world, we love his memory. The memory of the just is blessed.” But this is not a time for many words. We have faith in the future of the United States, and we say, God prosper and bless the American people. God bless the policy of emancipation. On behalf of the church.
J. MARTIN, Pastor. Hon. CHARLES ADAMS,
American Legation, London.
Resolutions passed at a public meeting held at Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk,
on Thursday, the 11th day of May, 1865, Samuel Harrison Cowell, esq., mayor of the borough of Ipswich, in the chair.
On the motion of the Rev. Charles Hicks Gaye, seconded by Henry Footman, esq., That this meeting regards the assassination of President Lincoln with unmitigated abhorrence, and desires to express the deepest sorrow and in-' dignation at the occurrence.
On the motion of the Rev. James Robert Turnoch, seconded by Edward Grimwade, esq , That this meeting sincerely condoles with Mrs. Lincoln and all others whom this event has bereaved, and entertains the greatest respect for the memory of the late Mr. Lincoln, whose talents, integrity, and peaceful disposition so eminently qualified him for the high position he held at the present crisis of American affairs.
On the motion of the Rev.James Webb, seconded by George Green Sampson, esq., That we deeply sympathize with our American kinsmen in the great national affliction that has befallen them, and trust that they may ere long be delivered from their present distress to enjoy the blessings of peace and prosperity, and above all, the utter extinction of slavery.
On the motion of Joseph Fison, esq., seconded by the Rev. John Gray, That copies of the foregoing resolutions be sent to the honorable Mr. Adams, the United States ambassador in London.
SYMPATHY WITH AMERICA,
Resolutions passed at public meeting of the working classes, held in the borough
of Ipswich, in the county of Suffolk, May 22, 1865. First resolution: That this meeting desires to express the detestation and profound sorrow with which it regards the assassination of President Lincoln, and the barbarous attack on Mr. Seward, and to offer its sympathy and heartfelt condolence with Mrs. Lincoln, President Johnson, the government, and the people of the United States.
Second resolution: That this meeting, while it deeply laments the loss of President Lincoln, at a time when bis influence and abilities were most needed to complete the work of slave emancipation in America, confidently trusts that President Johnson and his colleagues, upon whom the conduct of national af. fairs in America devolves, will succeed in accomplishing that desirable result. Signed on behalf of the meeting :
WM. D. SIMS,
(of Burlington Road, Ipswich,) Chairman. Hon. W. H. SEWARD,
Secretary to the Government of the United States of America.
Address of the Niagara annual conference of the M. E. church in Canada to
Mr. Johnson. We, the ministers composing the Niagara annual conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in Canada, desire to express our heartfelt sympathy with Mrs. Lincoln and family, yourself, and the people of the United States of America, because of the melancholy death of the lamented late President Lincoln, who was assassinated in the prime of life, and at a period in the history of the republic when he appeared to be the mainspring of the nation.
We feel that in the demise of Mr. Lincoln his country lost a patriot, and the whole civilized world a friend.
The cause and spirit of the execrable southern rebellion, which evidently dictated the barbarous crime, as well as the assassin who attempted the destruction of the Hon. W. H. Seward and sons, and succeeded in killing President Lincoln, deserve the reprobation of the universal brotherhood of mankind.
Our sincere prayer to Almighty God is, that He may console Mrs. Lincoln and family under their bereavement; preserve the life of the present Chief Magistrate of the republic, and direct him and his administration to such wise conclusions as shall fuliy restore the Union, extinguish slavery, and give permanent peace to the nation. Done by order of conference at Strashrog, on the 24th of April, A. D. 1865.
M. BENSON, Secretary of Conference. Office at Ingersoll, Canada West. His Excellency ANDREW Johnson,
President of the United States of America.
At a meeting of the provost bailies and councillors of the royal burgh of Jedburgh, in Scotland, held the 8th day of May, 1865, it was
Resolved, That this council, on their own part and as the exponent of the feelings of the entire community of the royal burgh of Jedburgh, do record an expression of the deep sorrow universally experienced on receiving the intelligence of the assassination of President Lincoln-an act, the foul atrocity of which has excited the horror and indignation of all classes of her Majesty's subjects.
That this council, in expressing their most sincere sympathy with the government and people of the United States under their terrible national calamity, fervently hope and pray that the death of their Chief Magistrate, in a manner so shocking to every feeling of humanity, and so subversive of social order, may be regulated by an all-wise and overruling Providence, so as not materially to affect their country's prospects of internal peace, amity, and good will.
That this council further express their sympathy with Mrs. Lincoln, and the family of the late President, in their sorrowful bereavement, and earnestly pray that He who has revealed himself heretofore as the “ father of the fatherless,
judge of the widow," may be to them an all-abiding consolation in this their hour of trial.
It was further
Resolved, That the provost transmit a copy of these resolutions to the American minister in London, with a request that he will take the earliest opportunity of communicating them to his government, and to the widow of the late President.
WILLIAM DEAN, Provost.
At and within the Town Hall of the burgh of Kilmarnock, in the county of Ayr, on the 3d of May, 1865, convened the provost magistrates and council of said burgh; whereupon it was
Resolved, that this council have learned with the greatest indignation and profound regret of the atrocious murder of Mr. Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America.
That this council deeply sympathize with the American republic, under the great loss which it has sustained by the untimely decease under such revolting circumstances, and in the midst of the illustrious career of a ruler whose personal excellence has made him an object of honest pride to his own countrymen, and of just admiration to the rest of the world, and whose earnest endeavor to maintain friendly relations with Great Britain must ever endear his name and memory to the people of this country.
That this council also deeply sympathize with Mrs. Lincoln and family under their heavy bereavement, and sincerely pray that they may be supported by Him “ who is the husband of the widow, and the father of the fatherless."
That these resolutions be subscribed by Provost Dickie, in name and on behalf of the council, and presented by him to the minister in London of the United States of America.
JOHN DICKIE, Provost.
At a meeting of the town council of the borough of Kidderminster, in the county of Worcester, held Wednesday, the 3d day of May, 1865.
Moved by Mr. Councillor P. Talbot ; seconded by Mr. Councillor Boycott
That this council, representing the inhabitants of the borough of Kidderminster, desires to give utterance to the feelings of grief and horror at the assassination of President Lincoln, and the attempted murder of Mr. Seward, and to convey to the United States government and people, and to Mrs. Lincoln, an expression of its profound sympathy and sincere condolence. Carried unanimously.
At a congregation there holden on Friday, the 19th day of May, A. D. 1865– present, William Monement, esquire, mayor; Aldermen Francis J. Creswell, Walter Moyse, John G. Saunders, and William Seppings ; Councillors Henry W. Allen, Robert Cook, Joseph Cooper, Richard Coller, W. D. Harding, Geo. Holditch, S. Marsters, William Pews, H. B. Plowright, James Seals, T. M. Wilken—it was moved by Mr. Alderman Moyse, seconded by Mr. Councillor Cook, and resolved unanimously
That the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of this borough, in common council assembled, desire to record their feelings of horror and indignation at the atrocious assassination of the late President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, and the murderous attack on Mr. Secretary Seward, and to express their deep sympathy with the people of the United States under the great national calamity which has befallen them; and with Mrs. Lincoln and her bereaved family in the irreparable loss they have sustained.
That copies of the above resolution be forwarded through one of the members for the borough to Mr. Adams, the American minister in London, for transmission to the American government and to Mrs. Lincoln. (SEAL.]
WILLIAM MONEMENT, Mayor.
Address of the provost magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Kirkaldy, Scotland.
MAY 9, 1865. To Charles Francis Adams, esq., envoy extraordinary and minister plenipoten
tiary for the United States of America, London.
Sir : The provost magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Kirkaldy, Scotland, desire to express their unfeigned sorrow at the tragic termination of the career of the late loved and lamented President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln.
They join in the universal cry of horror and detestation at the dreadful crime which has inflicted so deep a wound in the heart of the nation, and has awakened so keen a sympathy with you throughout the civilized world.
They recognize in the late President a man who, by his honesty, vigor, and ability, secured the intense affection and respect of the people; one fitted to rule in the midst of the greatest civil conflict the world has seen, and to temper with forbearance and clemency the triumph over the vanquished. They join in earnest hope that your severe and protracted struggle may terminate with his intentions and desires fully accomplished, in the downfall of slavery, and in the entire removal from your great nation of an evil which has hitherto tramelled and distressed it. They anticipate a bright future for America in the reign of freedom, intelligence, and Christian worth; they desire an intimate and friendly understanding between her and the government and people of Great Britain ; and trust that, together, they may long continue the pioneers and promoters of civilization and freedom.
They will feel obliged by your communicating these sentiments to the government of America.
Signed in name and by authority of the provost magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Kirkaldy, and the seal of the burgh hereunto appended.
PATRICK D. SWAN, N. B.,
Provost Magistrate of Kirkaldy.
Address of the provost magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Kirkaldy, Scotland, to Mrs. Lincoln.
MAY 9, 1865. MADAM: Permit us, the provost magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Kirkaldy, Scotland, to approach you in order to express our deep sympathy with you under your sore bereavement, and the dreadful shock which the removal from your side, by such foul means, of a husband who had earned the respect, love and admiration of so great a people, must have given you.
We commend you to the care and protection of the Almighty Father, who alone can heal the wound which this great calamity has inflicted.
We pray that He may be your God and guide through life, your constant protector and stay, and that, to soothe your sorrow, you may enjoy the attachment of the great people over whom your lamented husband ruled with so much ability and success, and whose virtues we doubt not will be embalmed in the hearts of their grateful posterity.
Signed in name and by authority of the provost magistrates and town council of the burgh of Kirkaldy, and the seal of the burgh hereto appended. (SEAL.]
PATRICK D. SWAN, N. B.,
Provost of Kirkatdy.
Address of the corporation of Kendal to Mrs. Lincoln. The corporation of Kendal approach Mrs. Lincoln with their respectful expression of sincere condolence on the incalculable loss she has so suddenly and so painfully sustained.
It having pleased the Almighty Ruler of events to permit the newly re-elected head of the American people to be removed on the threshold of his continued possession of the chair of state, thus overturning a nation's plans for its own government, the corporation feel that, in the solemn presence of such a lesson of the instability of the schemes of man, the death of the President must have come upon his afflicted family as a national as well as a domestic bereavement. But it is with regard to the latter deep sorrow that the corporation venture to offer their sincere sympathy to Mrs. Lincoln and her children. T'he amiability and kindliness of the departed President was not limited to his connexions, but extended to his opponents ; his prayers for peace, and the dignity of his benevolence in the hour of successful triumph, have left behind a light pure and bright for those who succeed him. (SEAL.]
Vice-Mayor of Kendal.
Address of the corporation of the borough of Kendal to the government of the
The corporation of the borough of Kendal, moved by indignation at the foul and treasonable assassination of the late President of the United States, hereby transmit to his excellency Charles Francis Adams, for communication to the American government, the sincere expression of sorrow that the life of the chief ruler of the American people has been sacrilegiously taken at the noment he was designing, by conciliatory and kindly measures, to heal the discord :ind anarchy that has so grievously afflicted the United States. It will rejoice the corporation of Kendal to learn, in the process of time, that the sanguinary struggle, during which so many precious lives on both sides have been sacrificed, has eventually resulted in freedom to the whole family of man on the North American continent—a consummation necessary to the sacred character of a free constitutional state.
In seal of the corporation of Kendal. SEAL.]