Municipal Council of Aix-la-Chapelle
The undersigned, mayor and members of the municipality of the city of Aix-la-Chapelle, allow themselves to express to you, much honored Mr. consul, representative of the United States for the Rhenish provinces and Westphalia, their sympathy for the great and irretrievable loss which your country has suffered by the atrocious murder of your highly gifted and noble President Lincoln.
The horrible and abominable crime which deprived a country of its chief, in the very moment when his presence was most needed to heal the wounds, and secure the results of a war of several years, in defence of the noblest cause, has filled all Europe, and especially Germany, with abhorrence and dismay. We are more especially penetrated with these sentiments as our city has been in relations, for so many years, with your native land, and has the satisfaction of being the seat of the consulate for the Rhenish provinces and Westphalia.
We beg you, honored sir, as the worthy incumbent of the consulate, to bring the present resolutions to the knowledge of the government of your country, and to accept the assurance of our highest esteem.
|C. E. DAMEN.||RUMPEN.|
|E. VAN GULPEN.||FR’D NACKEN.|
|F. ERASMUS.||COMEL VAN GUAILA.|
|N. BOCKLEN.||D. RODERBURG.|
|COUNT NELLESSEN.||D. HAHM.|
|D. MULLER.||FRED. CAYIN.|
M. Vesey, Consul of the United
for the Rhenish Provinces and Westphalia.