Chamber of Deputies.


[Extract from the records of the session of April 29, 1865.]

Address of the president to the Chamber of Deputies.

Gentlemen: The report of the assassination of the President of the North American republic, Abraham Lincoln, is now confirmed. Trusting that the whole Chamber stand united in their judgment on this political murder, and that I meet the sentiment of all of you, I request you to rise from your seats in proof of your sympathy with this disaster that befell not alone America, but which concerns the whole civilized world.

The member rise from their seats.