Municipal Council of Burnley

At a meeting of the town council of the borough of Burnley, held at the council-room, Burnley, on the 3d day of May, 1865—the mayor presiding—

Resolved unanimously, (on motion of Mr. Alderman Coultake, seconded by Mr. Alderman Massey,) That this meeting, as representing the inhabitants of Burnley, desires to express its profound sympathy with the people of the United States of America, at the irreparable loss sustained by them through the death, by assassination, of their President, Abraham Lincoln; and to record its abhorrence of the infamous crime which has excited so much horror, as well in this country as throughout the United States; and that a copy of this resolution, signed by the town clerk, be forwarded to Mr. Adams, the American minister in London.

I certify the above to be a true copy.


Town Clerk.