Inhabitants of Guingamp
An address sent to Mr. Bigelow by M. Ed. Labaulaye, on the part of the inhabitants of the town of Guingamp.
Monsieur le Ministre: Abraham Lincoln has just fallen a martyr to liberty. He dies in the full blaze of triumph, struck down by an assassin at the moment when the great republic of the United States had passed through the most grievous trials, thanks to the civic virtues and the energy of their illustrious President. The undersigned, citizens resident at Guingamp, hasten, sir, to testify to you the feeling of affliction and indignation in which this cruel event has plunged them. They are not uneasy about the future of your great nation, because they know that with a free people the fate of their institutions does not depend upon the life of one man, however illustrious he may be, but they do not the less consider it is a duty to deplore with you the death of the excellent man whose name will be inscribed by history by the side of that of Washington.
|H. LEMASSON.||LEMASSON, Père.|
|P. LEMASSON, Fils.||S. JERET.|
|ED. GUYOMARD.||G. ARGUINT.|
|J. M. THOMAS.||HILARY.|
|G. LECORNEE.||O. DONIELL.|
|LE GUOYOT.||P. LE COY.|
|A. BERNARD.||H. LEBENAFF.