Municipal Council of Bristol

At a meeting of the town council of the city of Bristol, held on the 28th day of April, 1865, on the motion of the mayor, it was

Unanimouely resolved, That the following address be signed by the mayor and transmitted to the American minister in London:

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We, the mayor, aldermen, and members of the town council of the city of Bristol, have heard with feelings of the deepest indignation and horror that the President of the United States of America has been cruelly murdered, and we express our heartfelt sympathy with the American minister, and through him with the American people in this their time of national sorrow.

We desire also to offer our respectful condolence to Mrs. Lincoln, under the overwhelming bereavement which she has sustained, and we earnestly hope that the sad event which has happened may be overruled by Providence to the welfare of America, and that the future of that great country may be one of peace, progress, and prosperity.