Teachers of the District of Aarberg
To the Bund, in Berne:
The teachers in the district of Aarberg have watched the events of the American war with much interest, and were exceedingly rejoiced when the news of Union victories resounded in our land. As our joy was profound, so was our grief, when, a few days later, news saddened us with the sombre fact that the great republican citizen, Lincoln, had fallen by the hand of an assassin.
Thirty members of the district synod of Aarberg, in their session of the 29th of May, unanimously resolved to approve of the address of sympathy and condolence to the American Union.
Requesting you to give notice of this fact, we remain, &c.,