Municipal Council of Corozal
Resolution of the municipal council of the district of Corozal to the memory of the illustrious citizen Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States of America.
The liberty of the world has lost its most fervent defender, civilization its most gallant representative, humanity its most generous protector, the American nation a type of civil valor and heroic self denial which ought to characterize the first magistrate of a republic, the principle of constitutionality its most enthusiastic sustainer, and the sympathetic and progressive republic of the United States of America its enlightened son, twice called to guide it—the citizen Abraham Lincoln, who died on the 14th of April last, at the hands of men who prefer vileness and degradation to human liberty and independence.
A crime of such magnitude is to be justly execrated by this generation and consigned to posterity as an act without parallel, and the most atrocious in the annals of nations.
The municipal council of the district of Corozal participates in the grief which has befallen the North American nation in the solemn moments when that extraordinary man was waving the flag of his country in triumph; and tender the expression of their grief at so unhappy an event to the consul of the United States of America in the capital of the state of Bolivar, through the deputy to the state convention for this province, citizen Juan Manuel Grau.
Let a copy of this resolution be sent to the secretary general of state, for the information of the executive power, and two copies to citizen Grau, that one may be presented to the American consul.
- PEDRO J. DE VIVERO DE LA TORRE,
- AUGUSTIN MOGOLLON,
- JOSE ANDRES SIENA,
- J. DE LA N. TORRES,