The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: A Tribute of the Nations

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News of the terrible events of April 14, 1865, quickly spread across the globe and resulted in an unparalleled outpouring of condolences. In the words of the citizens of the French city of Caen: "There are crimes which shock and distress not one nation only, but the conscience of mankind." Hundreds of letters expressing this universal sympathy were directed to American ambassadors and envoys, the United States Congress, the newly inaugurated president, Andrew Johnson, and to the...
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News of the terrible events of April 14, 1865, quickly spread across the globe and resulted in an unparalleled outpouring of condolences. In the words of the citizens of the French city of Caen: "There are crimes which shock and distress not one nation only, but the conscience of mankind." Hundreds of letters expressing this universal sympathy were directed to American ambassadors and envoys, the United States Congress, the newly inaugurated president, Andrew Johnson, and to the American people.

On March 2, 1867, the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives passed a joint resolution instructing that this correspondence be collected and there be "printed for distribution by the Department of State, on fine paper, with wide margin, a sufficient number of copies to supply one copy to each senator and each representative of the Thirty-ninth Congress and to each foreign government, and one copy to each corporation, association, or public body, whose expressions of condolence or sympathy are published in said volume; one hundred of these copies to be bound in Turkey morocco, full gilt, and the remaining copies to be bound in half Turkey morocco, marble edged."

The totality of the correspondence that arrived from beyond the borders of the United States is reproduced in this volume for the first time since its original publication. It was considered at the time and remains an extraordinary tribute to the character and achievements of the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781568527499
  • Publisher: Konecky, William S. Associates, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/4/2009
  • Pages: 837
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

    The World Grieves Also

    As a lifelong Lincoln scholar this book was an exciting find and a must for a permanent library on President Lincoln and Family. To read first hand that the world grieved with us and understood the scope of the great loss our country was enduring through the horrific assasination was moving and informative bringing the reader into real life time as those writing poured out their healthfelt saddness and outrage at all of the acts perpetrated that fateful night. The binding of the book also does it justice. The original 1860 era format is discribed at the beginning of the collection and one gets the feeling an attempt was made to duplicate, at least in feeling, the intent of that first work. This work then, is for me,unforseen icing on the proverbial cake. One would never expect to have such a collection at their personal disposal.

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