Decree of the Government of Uruguay
Montevideo, June 3, 1865.
Whereas a most horrid crime has been perpetrated upon the person of the worthy Chief Magistrate of the United States, a sister republic, to the sorrow of its inhabitants and regret of all civilized nations of the world, and the provisional government wishing to make a public demonstration of its sentiments, resolves and decrees:
- Article 1. At sunrise, on the 5th of this month, the national flag and the United States flag shall be hoisted at half-mast on the fortress of San José, to remain till sunset, and cannons shall be fired every half hour during the day.
- Art. 2. The national flag shall be hoisted at half-mast from sunrise to sunset on all the public departments of the capital.
- Art. 3. The ministers of state are charged with the execution of this decree in their respective departments.
- Art. 4. Let this be communicated, published, &c.
- FRANCISCO A. VIDAL.
- JUAN RAMON GOMEZ.
- CARLOS DE CASTRO.
- LORENZO BATTLE.
Chief Official of Foreign Relations.