Resolution of the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Selkirk

Title

Resolution of the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Selkirk

Subject

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

Creator

Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Selkirk

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1865-05-11

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

RG59E177-351

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 provost, magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Selkirk.

To the President of the United States of America:

We, the provost, magistrates and town council of the royal burgh of Selkirk, for ourselves, and as representing the community of the said burgh, beg to express our feelings of abhorrence in regard to the assassination of President Lincoln, and our sympathy with the American people under the loss they have sustained by the sudden and violent death of the head of their government.

Signed by the magistrates, by authority of the town council, and the seal of the burgh affixed, this 11th day of May, 1865.

[seal.]

JOHN JOHNSTON,
Provost
.

THOMAS DALYLEISH,
Bailie
.

GEORGE LEWIS,
Bailie
.

JAMES MILLAR,
Dean of Guild
.

BASIL HENDERSIN,
Treasurer
.

Status

Complete

Percent Completed

100

Weight

20

Original Format

paper and ink
1 p.
28 x 30.5 cm

Citation

Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Selkirk, “Resolution of the Provost, Magistrates, and Town Council of Selkirk,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed February 27, 2021, http://www.chroniclingillinois.org/items/show/22976.