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April 19 1865 - Death of President, Commissioners Response


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Death of the President—Meeting of the County Commissioners.

WHEREAS, The nation had been caused to bow in deep anguish by the assassination of our good and wise ruler, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.
And Whereas, This great national bereavement carries gloom and sorrow into every loyal household.

Be it therefore resolved by the County Commissioners of Washington County, that we share in the common grief that pervades our distracted yet beloved country in this her direst calamity, and whilst we would not fathom the inscrutable wisdom of Providence, we humbly bow to his stern decree.

Resolved, That though sorely stricken, we sorrow not as those having no hope, but turn to our present Chief executive Andrew Johnson, whose wisdom and patriotism commend him to our implicit confidence and support.

Resolved. That the foregoing preamble and resolutions be entered upon the minutes of the Board, and published in the Herald and Torch, and Boonsboro’ Odd Fellow.

JOHN REICHARD, Prest,
Test: Jno. L. Smith, Cl’k,




ID:
wccw227

Creator:
Herald & Torch Light

Date:
1865-04-19

Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Subject:
Hagerstown (Md.), Newspapers; Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1861-1865

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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