President of the Municipality of Bananquilla


united states of colombia—sovereign state of bolivar—presidency of the municipal council op the district.

Sir: The municipal council, at its session of the 17th instant, adopted the printed resolution duly authenticated by its secretary, which I have the honor to send you upon that unhappy event, the death of the citizen Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America.

In fulfilling this most honorable duty my heart is overwhelmed by the greatest and most glowing pain, which can only be felt by true republicans at the sad end of that great man.

I am, your most obsequient servant,


The Vice-Consul of the United States of America.