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Resolved, That we tender to the President of the United States, the honorable Andrew Johnson, the assurance of our earnest and unqualified support in the performance of the arduous and responsible duties now devolved upon him, and that we invoke for him the same conscientious purpose, the same divine inspiration, and support from the Almighty hand by which his great predecessor was sustained.

Resolved, That we acknowledge with gratitude the providential interposition by which our beloved and honored Secretary of State, the confidential friend and adviser of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, has been protected and preserved from the dangers and violence to which he has been exposed; that we offer to him our deepest sympathy, and unite in the prayers of the nation for his speedy and perfect restoration to health, and for the safety and preservation of his family.

Resolved, That we will, as representatives of our State, attend the funeral services of our lamented President in a body, and wear the usual badge of mourning for sixty days.

Resolved, That we tender to the family of the deceased President the assurance of our deep and heartfelt sympathy in the great affliction to which God has called them; and that we humbly and devoutly supplicate for them the blessing and support of their Heavenly Father.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the family of the late President; also to the honorable Secretary of State, and to the President of the United States, and that they be published in the public press of Connecticut.

W. A. BUCKINGHAM, Governor of Connecticut, and Chairman of the Meeting: W. A. BENEDICT, Secretary.

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Washington, April 17, 1865. At the regular meeting of the lodge. this evening the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted :

Whereas this lodge has learned with heartfelt sorrow of the assassination of the President of the United States, and of the brutal and fiendish attempt on the life of the Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, in his helpless condition; and whereas our worthy brother, E. H. Hansell, in the performance of his duty to the honorable Secretary, was also wounded by the assassin's knife: Therefore,

Resolved, That the thanks of this lodge be and are hereby tendered to the family of the Secretary, particularly to Mrs. Seward, who, in their hour of deep

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affliction, forgot not our worthy brother, but gave him all the care and tender treatment his situation required.

Resolved, That a copy of the above be transmitted to the family of the honorable Secretary.

J. P. M'KEAN, Permanent Secretary.

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ZANESVILLE, OHIO, April 15, 1865. Pursuant to adjournment from the spontaneous meeting held in front of the court-house at 9 o'clock this morning, an immense assemblage of the citizens of Zanesville and vicinity convened in the Market-house Hall at 2 o'clock

Mr. Henry Blandy occupied the chair, and C. W. Potwin continued to act as secretary. Rev. D. D. Mather offered an eloquent and impressive prayer.

The committee appointed at the morning meeting, composed of the Rev. H. K. Foster, Rev. J. M. Platt, Rev. N. A. Reed, A. A. Guthrie, esq., Colonel Granger, and Messrs. V. Best and H. Blandy, reported, through their chairman, A. A. Guthrie, esq., the following resolutions, which were adopted unanimously :

Resolved, That this community learns with consternation and profound sorrow of the death, by the hands of murderers, of President LINCOLN and Secretary Seward.

Resolved, That in deliberate and cautious wisdom in judging, in steady spirit and unsullied integrity, and sincere and disinterested devotion to his country's cause, ABRAHAM LINCOLN closely resembled him whom a grateful people have named the “Father of his Country.”

Resolved, That in the death of Mr. LINCOLN at this juncture of our national affairs the country suffers a loss the magnitude of which we cannot in our present sorrow adequately estimate, and were it not for our knowledge that God reigns over human affairs, our grief would utterly prostrate and overwhelm us.

Resolved, That in the death of Mr. Seward, a learned, liberal, and wise statesman has been taken from us; he had ever been a faithful counsellor of his chief, and“ in death they were not divided.” He also died for his country.

Resolved, That in these diabolical murders we have but the fuller development of the spirit of the rebellion and its acknowledged cause, and the consummation of purposes and plans formed before Mr. LINCOLN's first inauguration;

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and that the teachings and acts of the rebel leaders have all tended to this result; and that they are justly held responsible before God and the world for these hellish deeds; and in the name of humanity, as well as that of justice, we demand their punishment.

Resolved, That our confidence still rests in the great truth that God lives and

governs, and our recourse must be continually unto Him, beseeching him to preserve and direct the Vice-President, who now succeeds to the chief magistracy; to guide the counsels of his cabinet and Congress, and sustain the armies and navy in their self-sacrificing devotion to the national cause ; to cause the plots of murderous men to recoil upon themselves, and to deliver our nation from all its present peril.

Resolved, That in this latest development of the spirit and plans of traitors we find an insuperable objection to all schemes of adjustment which ignore the cause of the rebellion, or propose an indiscriminate pardon of its leaders

Resolved, That we deem this occasion a fitting one to renew our consecration to our beloved country; and, now and here, we do solemnly pledge ourselves to our imperilled government to maintain and sustain it against all its foes ; trusting in God, “ sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish,” we will stand by our glorious flag

Resolved, That in our deep sorrow for our country we would not forget the deeper sorrow of the families who are utterly overwhelmed by this inscrutable providence; and that we tender to them our deepest, heartfelt condolence, and the assurance of a nation's fullest sympathy.

On motion, a committee was appointed consisting of A. A. Guthrie, Charles C. Russell, Colonel Gilbert, and General Ball, to make proper arrangements for funeral services to be held in this city at the same time that they occur at Washington.

On motion, it was

Resolved, That the proceedings and resolutions of this meeting be published in the city papers, and in the Ohio State Journal, and a copy thereof be forwarded to the President of the United States and the families bereaved.

Fellowing the proceedings, eloquent addresses were delivered by Revs Foster, Platt, Read, Mather, and by Hons. T. J. Maginnis and T. A. Reamy.

H. BLANDY, Chairman. C. W. POTWIN, Secretary.

NOTE.—It is proper to notice here that since the adjournment of this meeting of citizens the joyful intelligence reaches us that Secretary Seward is still living, and hopes are entertained of his recovery.

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At a meeting of American citizens held at the consulate of the United States at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the 18th of April, 1865, for the purpose of expressing their sorrow for the death by the hands of an assassin of President LINCOLN, and of testifying their respect for his memory, on motion, the Hon. Judge Jackson, United States consul, was appointed chairman, and Robert Belloni, esq., of New York, appointed secretary.

The chairman, after stating the object of the meeting, adverted in appropriate and eloquent terms to the atrocious crime of the assassin-a crime against all mankind—which had deprived the people of the United States of a wise, virtuous, and patriotic Chief Magistrate, whose life had been devoted to the service of his country, and whose name will ever be associated in history with the emancipation of an oppressed race and the cause of human freedom.

He also expressed his own and the warm and heartfelt sympathy of all loyal Americans for Secretary Seward, whose valuable life, he hoped, a kind Providence would spare to his country.

He also assured his fellow-countrymen that in the integrity, ability, and patriotism of Vice-President Johnson they might safely confide to uphold and maintain the great cause of human freedom and constitutional government.

“ Let us,” he concluded, “ amidst every trial, be faithful to duty, securely trusting in Him who ruleth in the armies of Heaven and over the inhabitants of the earth,' that He will keep our country "under the protection of His good providence, and give us peace at home and with all nations."

On motion, a committee of five were appointed by the chairman to prepare resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting, when the following named persons were appointed : Rev. N. Gunnison, Halifax; Wm. L. Lowell, Halifax; E. W. Bancroft, New York; T. E. Dorr, Massachusetts ; Richard Tucker, jr., Maine.

The committee afterwards reported the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted :

1. Resolved, That we have heard with deep and inexpressible grief of the death, by the hands of an assassin, of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President of the United States,

2. Resolved, That in President LINCOLN's death the country has lost a

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public benefactor, the cause of freedom an incorruptible champion, and the oppressed of all lands a faithful and sympathizing friend.

3. Resolved, That while our sorrow for the loss which our country and the world have sustained in his death is greatly heightened by the fact that it came by the hand of violence, it is a source of consolation to know, and it will be remembered to his honor in all coming time, that his life was devoted to the cause of law and order.

4. Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved widow and afflicted family of the late President, and trust that “He who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb” will enable them to bear with Christian resignation this afflictive dispensation of Divine Providence.

5. Resolved, That we have also heard with mingled feelings of grief and
horror of the atrocious and well-nigh successful attempt of an assassin to take
the life of Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State, and of his son, Hon.
Frederick W. Seward, Assistant Secretary ; that our horror of the atrocity of
the act is only equalled by our sense of the loss which our country would
sustain by their death; that the eminent ability, wise statesmanship, and
enlightened policy which have distinguished the diplomatic career of the Sec-
retary of State have won universal respect both at home and abroad, and we
fervently hope that through a kind and gracious Providence his life may be
spared to his country and mankind.
6. Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting be published


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On motion,

Resolved, That we have been deeply impressed with manifestations of respect and sympathy shown by the Lieutenant-Governor, Sir Richard Graves MacDonnell, by both branches of the Provincial Parliament, and the mayor and common council of the city. On motion, adjourned.

M. M. JACKSON, Chairman. ROBERT BELLONI, Secretary.

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